Did you know?
- Why the Name Yahweh is not in your bible?
- The origin of the many names and titles in you bible?
- The origin of the name Jehovah; a name which has no roots in Hebrew
Reading Revised Standard Version of the bible; preface page v; paragraph 2, get this
A major departure from the practice of the American Standard version is the rendering of the Devine Name’ the ‘Tetragrammaton”. The American Standard version used the term “Jehovah”; the King James Version had employed this in four places, but everywhere else, except in three cases where it was employed as part of the proper name, used the English word LORD (or in certain cases GOD) printed in capitals. The present revision returns to the procedure of the King James Version, which follows the precedent of the ancient Greeks and Latin translators and the long established practice in the reading of the Hebrew Scriptures in the synagogue. While it is almost if not quite certain that the Name was originally pronounced “Yahweh,” this pronunciation was not indicated when the mosoretes added vowels sighs to the consonantal Hebrew text. To the four consonants YHWH of the Name, which had come to be regarded as too sacred to be pronounced, they attached vowel signs indicating that in its place should be read the Hebrew word Adonai meaning “Lord” (or Elohim meaning “God”). The ancient Greek translators substituted the word Kyrios (Lord) for the Name. The vulgate likewise used the Latin word Dominus. The form “Jehovah” is of late medieval origin; it is a combination of the consonants of the Divine Name and the vowels attached to it by the mosoretes but belonging to an entirely different word. The sound of Y is represented by J and the sound of W by V, as in Latin. For two reasons the committee has returned to the more familiar usage of the King James Version: (1) The word “Jehovah” does not accurately represent any form of the Name ever used in Hebrew; and (2) the use of any proper Name for the one and only God, as though there were other gods from whom He had to be distinguished, was discontinued in Judaism before the Christian era and is entirely inappropriate for the universal faith of the Christian Church.
To be continued
Surprisingly; the titles LORD, Lord, lord, GOD, God, god etc are names of deities of nations.