Monday, February 15, 2021

The “Yahweh” Pronunciation is Greek

By Maria Merola אריאל

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance August 2006


Evidence for Yahweh by Several Early Greek Writers?


Pictured above is an artist’s depiction of Saint Clement & Saint Peter of Alexandria Egypt, so-called early “Church Fathers.”

What’s wrong with the above statement? Several early Greek writers of the Christian Church testify that the name was pronounced Yahweh.”---The Modern Judaica Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 p. 679: YaHuWaH is a Hebrew name!

On the surface, the above quote sounds pious doesnt it? Very few scholars detected anything. Who were these Greek writers?

“The pronunciation, Yahweh, is indicated by the transliteration of the name into Greek in early Christian literature. . ‘by Clement of Alexandria, and by Theodoret. . . . Strictly speaking, Yahweh is the only name of god.” The New Bible Dictionary p. 478 by J.D. Douglas. Not mentioned in the quote, but also used for evidence for Yahweh, is Epiphanius (who wrote Iabe) and Origen who wrote (Iae).

The Catholic Church quoted fairly: “... Judging from Greek transcriptions, the Set-Apart Name.. YHWH ought to be pronounced Yahweh.” 8

Gesenius stated in his Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon “this same form appears on the gems of the Egyptian Gnostics as the name of God ...[but these gems are not of the most remote antiquity; they are the work of heretics of the 1 second and third centuries].” (brackets not supplied) under #3068 Jehovah

Clement of Alexandria was a teacher of the Gnostic’s; Origen was one of his students. The Masons and Catholics alike claim Clement, Origen, Theodoret and Epiphanius as the forefathers of their faith.

Simon Magus (Acts 8:9-24) was the father of Gnostic heresies, also pseudo-messiah, he was a teacher who went to Rome and taught angelology and astrology.

The school in Alexandria was mixing paganism in the true apostolic faith and promoting “sun-god worship.” It was the school of Gnosticism that prepared the way for the Papacy to be established. Constantine was also a Gnostic Christian. Some of their heretical beliefs:

Predestination from astrology! The body could never be saved! That prophets were not dependable for inspiration! They believed in magic! Sprinkling instead of baptism by immersion! Sunday worship! Hatred for the Torah!

The Jesuits restored Gnosticism in the Council of Trent:

“The Society of Jesus proposed to subordinate the Holy Scriptures and in their place substitute the interpretations of the Bible by the ecclesiastical writers of the first centuries whom they call the ‘fathers.’ All the errors and vagaries of the allegorizers who confused and darkened the first three centuries were selected. The first great papal council which assembled after the Reformation, the Council of Trent (A.D. 1545-1563), was dominated by the Jesuits. This assembly laid down the law, and no papal authority has dared since to dispute it.”---Truth Triumphant p. 317

Why use Greek writers for evidence anyway? Greeks were notorious for altering Hebrew names.

Compare Hebrew and Greek Names

Notice the “ah” or “a” ending in Hebrew vs. “e” in Greek!

Hebrew Base
KJV Text
Greek Base
Manuscript
Abishua
1st Chronicles 8:2
Abisue
Douay-Rheims
Adna
Ezra 10:30
Edne
Greek Septuagint
Ahlra
Numbers 1:15
Achirc
Greek Septuagint
Ahoah
1st Chronicles 8:4
Ahoe
Douay-Rheims
Ayah/Ajah
Genesis 36:24
Aie
Greek Septuagint
Arab
1st Chronicles 7:39
Aree
Douay-Rheims
Arbah
Genesis 35:27
Arbee
Douay-Rheims
Bathsheba
2nd Samuel 11:3
Bethsabee
Douay-Rheims
Betah
2nd Samuel 8:8
Bete
Douay-Rheims
Careah
2nd Kings 25:23
Caree
Douay-Rheims
Chawah/
Chavah
Genesis 3:20
Eve

Elisha
1st Kings 19:16
Elisaie
Greek Septuagint
Elishua
2nd Samuel 5:16
Elisuc
Greek Septuagint
Gaba
Joshua 18:24
Gabee
Douay-Rheims
Gilboa
1st Samuel 28:4
Gelboe
Douay-Rheims
Gomorrah
Genesis 19:24
Gomorrhe
2nd Esdra 2:8
Halah
2nd Kings 17:6
Alae
Greek Septuagint
Hammedatha
Esther 3:1
Amadathes
Greek Septuagint
Hashubah
1st Chronicles 3:20
Asube
Greek Septuagint
*Ishua
Genesis 46:17
*Ieooova
Possibly the LXX
Janohah
Joshua 16:6
Janoc
Douay-Rheims
Jeremiah
2nd Chronicles
36:21
Ieremie
2nd Maccabees 2:5
Jerah
1st Chronicles 1:20
Jare
Douay-Rheims
Jehodiada
2nd Samuel 8:18
Jodae
Greek Septuagint
Jehosheba
2nd Kings 11:2
Joscbcc
Greek Septuagint
Jehoshua
1st Chronicles 7:27
Inoove
Greek Septuagint
Jeshua
Ezra 2:6
Inoove
Greek Septuagint
Jephthah
Judges 11:1
Jephte
Douay-Rheims
Jimnah
Genesis 46:17
Jamne
Douay-Rheims
Joppa
Ezra 3:7
Joppe
Douay-Rheims
Joshah
1st Chronicles 4:34
Jose
Luke 3:29
Joshua
Exodus 17:9
Josue
Douay-Rheims
Judah
Genesis 29:35
Jude
NT- Book
Kareah
Jeremiah 40:8
Caree
Douay-Rheims
Korah
Numbers 16:1
Core
Jude 11
Malchishua
1st Chronicles 8:33
Melchisue
Douay-Rheims
Massa
Genesis 25:14
Masse
Greek Septuagint
Mizzah
Genesis 36:13
Moze
Greek Septuagint
Neziah
Ezra 2:54
Nasthie
Greek Septuagint
Nobiah
Numbers 32:42
Nobe
Douay-Rheims
Noah
Genesis 6:29
Noe
Matthew 24:38; Luke 3:36; 17:26
Nogah
1st Chronicles 3:7
Nagge
Luke 3:25
 Nophah
Numbers 21:30
Nophe
Douay-Rheims
Hosea
Numbers 13:16
Osee
Romans 9:25
Paruah
1st Kings 4:17
Pharue
Douay-Rheims
Paseah
1st Chronicles 4:12
Phesse
Douay-Rheims
Pekah
2nd Kings 15:25
Phakee
Greek Septuagint
Potipherah
Genesis 41:45
Patiphare
Douay-Rheims
Reba
Numbers 31:8
Rebe
Douay-Rheims
Rephah
1st Chronicles 7:25
Raphe
Greek Septuagint
Roma
(Greek #4516)
Rome
Acts 18:2
Salah
Genesis 10:24
Sale
Douay-Rheims
Shammah
Genesis 36:13
Some
Greek Septuagint
Sheba
2nd Samuel 20:1
Sabee
Greek Septuagint
Shiloah
Isaiah 8:6
Siloe
Douay-Rheims
Shimeah
2nd Samuel 21:21
Samae
Douay-Rheims
Shua
1st Chronicles 2:3
Sue
Douay-Rheims
Tarah
Numbers 33:27
Thare
Douay-Rheims
Tebah
Genesis 22:24
Tabee
Douay-Rheims
Tekoa
1st Chronicles 2:24
Thecoe
Greek Septuagint
Telah
1st Chronicles 7:25
Thale
Douay-Rheims
Terah
Genesis 11:24
Thare
Douay-Rheims
Tobiah
Ezra 2:60
Tobie
1st Maccabees 5:13
Zanoah
Joshua 15:34
Zanoe
Douay-Rheims
Zebah
Judges 8:5
Zebee
Douay-Rheims
Zechariah
OT Book
Zacharie
2nd Esdras 1:40
Zerah
2nd Chronicles14:9
Tare
Greek Septuagint
Yehovah/
YaHuWaH

Iabe/Iaoue/Yahweh
Greek Septuagint

Though these Greek Gnostic Scholars loved to walk around in white pretentious robes, our Creator labeled men such as these as a kingdom with spots “like a leopard” (Daniel 7:6). Can the leopard change his spots? (Jeremiah 13:23). How then can they do good that are accustomed to doing evil, including changing names? Our Creator knew that these Gnostic Greek Scholars would seek to remove the children of Israel far from their border! 

Yahuwshuwa the Messiah is coming back for a glorious congregation “not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:27).

The Roman Catholic Douay version was largely based on the Greek Septuagint and thus many names ended with an “e.”

In the last days our Creator said: “I will turn to the people a pure language.” For what purpose? “That they may call upon the name of YAHUWAH, to serve Him with one consent” (Zephaniah 3:9). What language should we consult to derive the true pronunciation of the set-apart name? Certainly not the Greek! However Scripture tells us which language it is.

Thus saith YAHUWAH of hosts, “In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all the languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Yahuwdiy, saying, ‘We will go with you: for we have heard that Elohiym is with you.’” (Zechariah 8:23). It seems strange that scholars only mention the evidence of the early Greek writers. Why do they not give all the other evidences?

The evidence from Origen is “Iae,” but this was also the name of a pagan god. In the Dictionary of World Mythology by Cotterell under Kuat, who is “The sun god in Kamaiuran mythology.” We find that “Iae” was the moon god, and brother to Kuat. Strange that Origen came up with this, when Clement his teacher used Iaoue.

“Clement, most famous of the Alexandrian college faculty and teacher of Origen, boasted that he would not teach Christianity unless it were mixed with pagan philosophy.”----Truth Triumphant p. 47


The Greek language does not even have a “Y” sound, or an “H” sound in the middle of a word, nor a “W,” nor an “sh” sound. Neither did the Latin have a “W” sound, nor an “sh” sound. Therefore many early believers contended that the Messiah’s name could only be pronounced from the Hebrew correctly.

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