The Exalted Name
The Exalted Name – Praising That Name:
In 2002, while studying Scripture, a very frequent phrase, used repeatedly throughout the Bible, really grabbed my attention. In Psalm 68 I read that we are to, “Praise the name of God.” Truly, Scripture often tells us to, “Praise the Name of God”… According to our Bibles, however, the Old Covenant, “Name of God”; only came in the form of words like, “Lord” or “Master”, or of the letters, “YHWH” (The Tetragrammaton). Psalm 68, however, instructs that we, “Praise the name of God”.
The primary phrase provided throughout the Old Covenant, regarding any “name” that might be praised, is, “The LORD”.
Did Moses call Him, “Lord” when they spoke, “Face to Face”?
Did Abraham, Isaac or Israel call Him, “Lord” when they prayed or worshipped Him? What about Daniel, or David, or Solomon, what Name did they use?
I believe The Holy Spirit piqued my spiritual obsession, thru that encounter with Psalm 68, because I needed to answer the question, “Is ‘The LORD’, really ‘The Name’ that Elohim (God) wants us to, ‘Exalt'”?
If not, then exactly what Name IS to be praised and exalted?
In my About the Author page, I reveal about myself that vagueness, contradictions or disagreements within Scripture, like we see here, impact me. HE knows these things of me!
I am compelled to research issues that impact me this way.
Further, until I find some sort of explanation and consistency, I dig.
That is precisely as He made me, and that is precisely what I did…
In the course of the next NINE YEARS, I learned that when the tribes of Judah and Benjamin were taken into Babylonian captivity, the Gentile nations of Babylon continually blasphemed the Exalted Name. At that time, you see, the captive Jews openly and frequently used the Exalted Name freely. Therefore:
To maintain the GLORY of the (YHWH) Exalted Name, and to stop the blaspheme, the Hebrew priests, rabbi’s, leaders and teachers systematically removed all mention and use of the (YHWH)Exalted Name.
Simultaneously, the Name was also removed from the written Hebrew Scripture, and replaced with the tetragrammaton (YHWH), or with the phrase, “The LORD”.
The correct written format (vowel points) and the correct pronunciation of the Exalted Name, were thereafter held in the highest secret…
Furthermore, those leaders also eliminated all use of the abbreviated form of His Exalted Name, (to be discussed momentarily), which is connected to thousands of other words, names or phrases throughout the whole of Scripture.
Finally, the leaders then insisted that all verbal use of the Exalted Name, in every format, cease.
It’s use was forbidden – and totally hidden!
The Exalted Name – Significant Revelations:
These “Finds” were very significant for me. They signaled that thousands of smaller, yet equally important errors existed throughout the the whole of His Word. This is very true, as you will see. Locating and correcting all those errors became quite the process too.
Throughout the whole of the Common Bibles in use today, those Bibles are incorrect and incomplete in multiple thousands of small ways!
Taking His Name in Vain -vs- Blaspheming His Name
The Exalted Name – TAKING HIS NAME IN VAIN:
At the same time, I also came to understand that there is a difference between violating the Third Commandment, and, “Blaspheming His Name”.
The Third Commandment is, “You shall not take the Name of the Lord your God in vain”.
But taking His Name in vain is not the same as, “Blaspheming His Name”…
Taking His Name in vain, at its very root interpretation of the Hebrew words, means that we are, “NOT – TO NOT USE HIS NAME PROPERLY!” The definition includes that His Name is not to be misused, but what we’ve been missing for so long is the fact that using His Name PROPERLY is part of the command as well…
DO NOT STOP!
And this is really important stuff, because in our lack of understanding, we have, in part, actually been violating this Commandment for centuries.
So Please understand this point, and Please do your due diligence and investigate this matter further for yourself. Dig deep, and do some heavy word studies on the Hebrew words literally used in the Third Commandment.
USE HIS NAME PROPERLY:
In the fullness of the Command, we are actually commanded to Not stop using or speaking, or praising, or exalting His Holy and Exalted Name!
In other words, NOT using His Name in praise, worship and prayer is also a violation of the Third Commandment.
Or said yet another way, Taking His Name in vain also occurs when we DO NOT USE HIS NAME properly and reverently, in Praise and/or Worship and/or Prayer!
You have probably never been taught this before. I know that I have not!
In light of this revelation, therefore, the fullness of the Third Commandment demands further investigation.
The Exalted Name – Blaspheme:
Blaspheme, as mentioned above, occurs when His Name is used improperly.
And when His Name is used disrespectfully, derogatorily or irreverently.
Blaspheme also occurs when He is not acknowledged properly, as when humanity’s gods, or perceived masters, are given credit for His work.
There is a difference, therefore, between using His Name properly and reverently in praise, prayer and worship, and misusing His Exalted Name. Misuse is blasphemous!
Sadly, we have not learned these things properly or fully either, because His Name has truly been taken in vain through non-use – for CENTURIES! Fortunately for us, though, we did not know about His Name, or the fullness of this commandment, so we are not guilty of violating the Third Commandment!
We did not know, therefore, we did not violate anything.
By eliminating the use of the Exalted Name from the old Hebrew writings, and by not using His Name in praise, prayer and worship on a daily basis, every Bible translation in use today is based upon writings made after the Jews went into the Babylonian captivity.
BUT NOW WE KNOW!
The Exalted Name – PROOF of known errors:
Here is proof that early scholars knew something was wrong. Listen to this:
The Young’s Analytical Concordance to the Bible, © 1980, by Thomas Nelson Publishers, IN SPEAKING ABOUT THE TETRAGRAMMATRON – YHWH, says,
“This is the incommunicable name of the God of Israel. In the Common Version of the English Bible it is generally, though improperly, translated by, ‘The LORD.'”
Do you see that? This concordance, and many other documents in use today, actually admit that what we read, “In the Common Version of the English Bible”; what we are actually reading, is something that is, “Generally, though improperly, translated as ‘The LORD'”!
Literally, every use of the phrase, “The LORD” is an error. BUT WHY IS THIS SO?
The Exalted Name – Why not corrected?
If they knew, that “The phrase is generally, though improperly, translated as ‘The LORD'”, WHY did they not correct it?
Instead of presenting a known mistake, and putting the admittance of that mistake in very small print, Why did they not correct the error?
And why did they not correct the simple error of not using ADONAY, where applicable? This is not the (YHWH) hidden vowel Name, and nothing is desecrated in its use. So why wasn’t ADONAY or “MASTER” used, instead of “The LORD”?
More significantly I had to ask, “If ‘The LORD” is not His Name, and if ‘The LORD’, is not the proper presentation of the Name we are to be praising and exalting, then what is the proper presentation of His Name?”
The Exalted Name – Incommunicable?
Furthermore, I was also forced to ask, “What is this ‘incommunicable’ thing?” If in His Word, The Holy Spirit repeatedly commands (and suggests) that we are to sing unto “His Name”, and to praise “His Name”, how can that Name be “Incommunicable”? Well, honestly, how can it be so?
As it turns out, The Exalted Name was incommunicable (for many generations) because the children of Israel; the Hebrew Priests, Rabbi’s, leaders and teachers, FORGOT THE VOWELS (and the Vowel Points) needed to make His Name FULL.
Furthermore, they literally forgot how to pronounce His Name!
It’s true! Through their centuries-long lack of use, they literally forgot how to write and pronounce His Name.
In partially violating the Third Commandment, the Hebrew Nation forgot how to pronounce the very Name of the Elohim (God) of Israel!
They forgot the very Name they were Commanded to never stop using!
The implication of this fact, in light of the Third Commandment, was astonishing to me!
The Exalted Name – Full Scenario – He Commanded:
Do Not Fail To Remember And Praise MY NAME.
So you DO NOT FORGET WHO I AM
So you DO NOT FORGET WITH WHOM IT IS THAT YOU MUST DEAL
Seriously, brethren, they forgot how to pronounce His Name, because they had literally, “Taken His Name in Vain” for so long! And this violation of the Third Commandment has lasted throughout many, many generations… Think about that!
The Exalted Name – Finally, a Revelation:
Ultimately, research took me to a book written in 1857 by Mr. Charles William Wall.
The book is entitled:
“Proofs of the Interpolation of the Vowel-Letters in the Text of the Hebrew Bible and Grounds Thence Derived for a Revision of Its Authorized”.
(Volume 20; v.925; General Books publication date: 2009).
That is a very serious title for a very serious topic, to be sure. Nonetheless, in his book, Mr. Wall reveals the truth of the Exalted Name in a very profound, exhaustive and reverent manner.
Some very serious thinking – and my Discoveries:
I must first acknowledge that Mr. Wall’s understanding and comprehension of Hebrew is fascinating. Personally, I believe his knowledge exceeds all the scholars of his (or even of our) day.
Without pomp or bravado, Mr. Wall minutely details his proof regarding the Vowel-Letters in the Text of the Hebrew Bible, and how those Vowel-Letters dictate the proper spelling and pronunciation of The Exalted Name. Going back in writings as far as possible, Mr. Wall learned the truth, and shared his proof with us.
The Exalted Name – A Revision?
Mr. Wall’s 410 page book also does more than reveal proof of The Exalted Name. No matter how great a service that single task might be, Mr. Wall’s entire book is dedicated to proving why, “A revision of the authorized version (of the Bible) is needed“.
Mr. Wall showed us the entirety of the translational errors found within our Bibles today. He further discussed that the fear of revealing and correcting the translational errors, would cause souls to be lost.
Fearing the loss of souls today, though, must be the least of our concerns.
Revealing the facts, and correcting His inspired Word, must be our foremost concern. The world needs Truth and Stability where spiritual matters are concerned. Only through an accurate and complete revision of His Written Word can that be accomplished.
The Exalted Name Bible™
IS that revision of The Bible!
Human translational misunderstandings, and utter lack of knowledge, caused the existing errors in Scripture.
Fearing that Scripture would be scorned thru the correction of man-made errors, seems silly today, because most of the world has, in fact, scorned Scripture anyway.
Perhaps that scorn exists today, because of those translational misunderstandings; because of that utter lack of knowledge.
I have no such fear!
I trust that the revelation(s) I was shown are meant to inspire, not cause doubt. Clarity is powerful, and I believe the final product of The Exalted Name Bible™, will profoundly transcend all fear or doubt.
The Exalted Name – Digging Deep:
Mr. Wall does a remarkable job setting-up his findings. He digs deep, rooting and shepherding his readers to the very base of the Hebrew language. And, he consumes 140 pages of explanation in that process, before even daring to discuss the misuse of the phrase, “The Lord”.
Then, between pages 141 and 152, Mr. Wall clearly presents the findings needed to once again PRONOUNCE and GLORIFY The Exalted Name of the Elohim (God) of Israel…
From pages 153 thru 410, Mr. Wall not only proves his findings, but adds vital information regarding the intentionally uncorrected misuse of words throughout the whole of Scripture.
For this work that I now present in The Exalted Name Bible™, I (we) owe Mr. Charles William Wall a great thanks!
The Exalted Name – Mr. Wall’s Conclusions:
With that said, here are a few excerpts from Mr. Wall’s explanation of the matter, along with my notes and conclusions. Combined, the following explanations should further ease your hearts as you read The Exalted Name Bible™.
Mr. Wall said,
“As the pointed text has now been shown to yield a just representation of the sound of the four-lettered name (YHWH)… It may appear, at first view, unaccountable that the Jewish priesthood, considering the strong prejudices they felt on the subject, should have ever permitted the Hebrew Bible, with its vocalization thus improved, to get into Christian hands. But the fact is that, however eagerly they may have desired to prevent this event – and the expectation that they would be able to do so was probably one of the natural means by which they were induced to suffer the vowels belonging to the proper sound of the group in question to be applied to it in any site, – it became eventually quite beyond their reach to secure this object of their ardent wishes.”
In other words, no matter how hard the Jewish priesthood tried, they could not stop the Christian scholars from discovering the proper vocalization of The Exalted Name.
Mr. Wall advances his discussion on this matter, thus,
“What rendered them (the Jews) completely independent of either priestly or rabbinical instruction was the printing of the pointed Hebrew text near the end of the fifteenth century; and they have (the Christians), in fact, so advanced since that period in the critical analysis of Hebrew, that, by means of close attention to the grammatical structure of the sacred text, and more especially through the light thrown upon its sense by the inspired writers of the New Testament, they have arrived at a far superior knowledge of it to that possessed by the very priests of the Jews.”
He later adds that,
“The whole Hebrew Bible was first printed with (vowel) points at Soncino, in the year 1488; – and twenty-eight years after, came out the Arcana Catholice Veritatis…(where)…in the tenth chapter of the second book of which the true pronunciation of the four-lettered Name is given; nor, from the manner in which the subject is there discussed, does the proper sound of this word appear to have been then for the first time announced.”
The Exalted Name – Finally, The Exalted Name: HALLELUYEH!
Mr. Wall concluded his discussion of this Topic by saying,
“The edition of this work to which I have had access is dated in the year 1603; and the right pronunciation of the Name in question is therein printed ‘lehoua‘, which would, in the modern form of it, be exhibited Jehova; which again, by substituting equivalents for the two letters whose original powers have since been changed, would come out Yehowa, differing from Yehowah, ‘the exact transcript of HIiT’, only by the omission of an unsounded H at its end.”
Furthermore, he said,
“This restoration, however, of the true sound of the examined name, was for a considerable length of time admitted to be correct only by individuals: The first Bible into which it was introduced is, I believe, that of Matthews, published in the year 1537, whence it spread through all the authorized English versions which after that date successively came out; so that it is wanting in only the first of them, namely, Coverdale’s Bible. Thus the English Church appears entitled to the credit of being the first Christian community which has given its sanction to this important correction.”
The Exalted Name – in today’s English translation is YEHOWAH:
(YEH -HO- WAH)
And it is THAT NAME that you will find wherever applicable, throughout The Exalted Name Bible™ – and The Letters of Faith™.
The Exalted Name – Abbreviated?
Additionally, the abbreviated form of His Name was altered as well. The abbreviated form of His Name, YEH, is customarily found within other Hebrew words, names or expressions.
Some examples of these altered names are: Joel, Elijah, Judah and Benjamin. (There are many more, as you can see in the Concordance of Names that accompanies the ENB™).
His Name is hidden in the New Covenant as well… The Exalted Name Bible™ eliminates those omissions too, literally bringing The Word to life, right before your eyes – and within your spirit!
Pronouncing the abbreviated form of His Name is easy too. Whenever you have seen a name ending in “iah”, like Jeremiah, for instance, The Exalted Name Bible™ will show the correct usage of the abbreviated Name, YEH, as in Jeremiyeh.
YEH instead of IAH. A simple change with a very profound impact!
Similarly, whenever you see a name beginning with ‘ju’ or possessing a ‘ja’ for instance, as in Judah, or as in Benjamin, The Exalted Name abbreviation, YEH, will also rightly be utilized, thereby generating names like: Yehudah and Benyehmin…
The Exalted Name – The Importance of Names:
Names are important, especially when those names are All pointing to YEHOWAH:
The name currently interpreted as JOEL, should actually read, YEHEL
and that Name actually means, “YEHOWAH is EL“. Literally, YEHOWAH IS GOD!
The name we interpret as ELIJAH, should actually be, ELIYEH, which means, “EL is YEHOWAH”. Literally, GOD IS YEHOWAH!
Do you see the message here? Do you see what we have been missing for centuries?
Yehel = YEHOWAH is EL… And Eliyeh = EL is YEHOWAH… are significant in meaning and intent, but we did not see it, or know. How sad!
The originally inspired Word SPEAKS REEMS to us in ways we have never before seen, but the beauty and glory of the Inspired Word once again erupts from the pages of Scripture. Within The ENB™, His Word comes alive right before our eyes.
How marvelous this discovery and these revelations! And how humbling is such an outreach!
The Exalted Name – Other names:
The name we know as BENJAMIN, should read as, BENYEHMIN, which means, “Son of YEHOWAH’S right hand”
And the name we read as JUDAH, should read as, YEHUDAH, and it means, “YEHOWAH be praised”.
HALLELUYEH, by the way, is a New Covenant word, and this Greek word is directly linked to YEH, because Halleluyeh, means “PRAISE YEHOWAH”!
The Exalted Name – Not Making This Difficult:
The Exalted Name Bible is NOT trying to “Hebrewize” Scripture, or make the Bible more difficult to understand and remember. The prophet Haggai’s Hebrew name is “Chaggay”, but nothing is gained in making that change.
Making Scripture more difficult to read or remember is not our goal. Changing names like Zephaniah to Tsephanyeh serve no real purpose. This is especially true when the primary emphasis of Zephaniah’s name, for our purpose, occurs at its end. Therefore, the correction to Zephaniah’s name, and other similar names, is made only at that “iah” point.
Zephaniyeh, by the way, means, “YEHOWAH has treasured”.
With those examples provided, I am hoping you will be comfortable in vocalizing The Exalted Name. Divided into three syllables, His Exalted Name is: YEH -HO- WAH.
Praise be unto His Most Exalted Name: YEHOWAH!
BY THE WAY
The abbreviated form of His Name, “YEH”, is found within the names of His people, and within the names of the cities of Israel. And that usage provides proof that Before the Babylonian Captivity, the Exalted Name was spoken and used DAILY throughout the Nation of Israel; used within the entire population of HIS people!
Moses scribed the first five Books of Scripture, plus Job. As dictated by YEHOWAH on the top of Sinai, Moses KNEW the Exalted Name. They ALL KNEW!
The Exalted Name – Applying It All:
Excluding the Exalted Name from further use today would be wrong, and the reasons for originally obscuring the Exalted Name are no longer viable. We cannot violate the Third Commandment simply because of a world-gone-mad. The world is experiencing the onset of birthing pangs, but we are not of this world; we belong to The Kingdom of Heaven!
Thankfully, the fullness of His Name is alive today in both the ENB™ and The Letters of Faith™, where you will find that FULLNESS very reverently placed and spoken.
The treasures found within Scripture through the use of The Exalted Name are profound.
Furthermore, they reverberate throughout thousands of passages within both the Old and the New Covenants.
Finally, whenever you see the abbreviations, “yeh” or “el” within a word, you now know that more than just a name, place or thing is intended . Our Elohim is being glorified in those words, and that is significant!
The Exalted Name – Using His Name Today:
Let’s begin with the understanding that We Do Not Know The Father’s Name! The Name of, “The Ancient of Days” (Daniel 7:9, 13 & 22) remains unknown to us. And yet, The Name YEHOWAH does apply to Him in every way, as you will now see.
Later, I explain in detail the use of the words, “El” and “Elohim”, because El is a singular word and Elohim is plural. Both are currently interpreted as “God” – singular in the Common Bibles in use today. This alone is a very significant fact, as you will also see…
Nevertheless, El and Elohim are two MORE words transliterated in our Bibles today:
Regardless of which Hebrew word was originally used, El or Elohim, today’s Bibles only show the single word, “God”.
If you look closely at Scripture, though, you will see an extremely familiar phrase continually repeated for us, and that phrase is, “The LORD God”… Please look at the presentation though, because HOW it is written, even in the Common version of the Bible, is very significant.
“The LORD“, is always capitalized, followed by the word, “God”, Capital “G”, lower case “o” and “d”. It’s true! Look for yourself…
The words, “The LORD God”, therefore, have a very significant meaning and intention, and that intentional meaning is vital to our complete comprehension of Scripture…
When combined, “The LORD” (which should read: YEHOWAH), and “God” (which should read: “Elohim”) is always speaking of a very specific Representation of what we might call (or consider), The Triune “GODHEAD”…
In other words, whenever “The LORD” (YEHOWAH) is mentioned, the Word denotes An Official aspect of Elohim’s Governmental / Judicial / Judgmental Presence.
The Exalted Name – Contributing to the Revelation of The TRINITY
The Name specifically used to represent the “TRINITY” is ELOHIM!
YEHOWAH, on the other hand, is the collective representation of the “Official” Government of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. YEHOWAH Elohim of Israel is speaking of THEM, in an official, governmental capacity. And in the Essence of their Makeup, They remain ONE in this capacity as well!
It’s true, YEHOWAH IS THE ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND ISRAEL. You will read them addressing HIM precisely in this manner many times.
Also significant to the conversation, though, is that they frequently called Him ADONAY, which correctly interpreted is, “MASTER”…
This word, “ADONAY” is explained in greater detail on a page dedicated solely to that topic. Click HERE to read that page.
This entire discovery, brethren, truly is a Revelation for our use and understanding in regard to His Word. And now especially, in regard to our relationship with Him.
The fact of The Trinity, the Triune Nature of our “ELOHIM”, has been right before our eyes all along. We simply did not know! And His Name, representing Them in an Official capacity, has been in front of us all along as well…
Now though, we can Praise, Worship and Pray unto YEHOWAH ELOHIM, in the full knowledge that we are speaking to our Father, to His Son and to The Holy Spirit collectively, in Their Governmental Capacity.
We can pray to Them whenever anything Legally binding is concerned; whenever anything related to the Government of the Kingdom of Heaven is weighing upon us.
And, we can pray to Them, acknowledging Them as Master, using the Name, ADONAY, if we ever desire to do so.
Additionally, with this information, we can know with certainty that They Are ONE as we pray and contemplate our Elohim.
And we pray unto Them – always – thru Yehoshua ha Mashiach, our Master, Messiah and King…
The Exalted Name – What about Our Messiah?
Yes, how about our Messiah, thru whom we pray?
Under the Tab, Other Names and Words, I explain the full Exalted Name of the Messiah – YEHOSHUA! His Name, by the way, means, “YEHOWAH’S DELIVERER”.
We pray unto YEHOWAH ELOHIM, THRU YEHOSHUA ha MASHIACH (Thru Jesus The Messiah) our Redeemer…
The Exalted Name – CONCORDANCE OF NAMES
The Exalted Name Bible™ comes with a concordance of names, listing every name used within Scripture. Like the examples provided above, the concordance provides the opportunity to know the meaning of nearly every name within Scripture.
We do not know our Father’s Name.
Finally, no interpretation can be found for one other name, used once in Scripture. The name is foreign in origin and intent, and I did not dig further.
The Exalted Name – The Revision of its authorized:
In the title of his book, and in reference to the Common Version of the Bible, Mr. Wall correctly said that his findings provide grounds for, “A Revision of Its Authorized“.
I wholeheartedly believe that The Exalted Name Bible™, may be that “Revision of Its Authorized”. Our most sincere prayer is that you will come to KNOW and BELIEVE that about The ENB™ as well…
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