Why the royal holy names of Yahweh and Yahshua removed and substituted?

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Speaker 1

So Felix is asking why were the royal holy names of Yahweh and yeshua removed and substituted with both and Satanic names, lord Jesus, a translation from Ball. And.

Speaker 2

So Felix, I know there’s I don’t want to say rumors, but maybe theories that that’s what happened. But if you also look, there’s actually some really good literature out there explain how we actually got to the Bible as it is like in the King James version and more modern. And I assure you it’s not like the working of Satan. I think there are good reasons why our Bibles are the way they are, very historical reasons, and it’s nothing new actually. It goes all the way back to even time of Christ. So let’s talk about first Yahweh. Why do we not see Yahweh in most Bible translations? Why do we see Lord and God? Those terms first off, nobody really knows exactly the right way to pronounce Yahweh in the Bible. In the Hebrew that we have, we refer to as Tetragramitan because there’s four letters, just Y Hwh, and there’s no vowels. So we think it’s Yahweh, but we don’t know for sure. And it’s a deep secret amongst the Jews. There might be some rabbinical tradition where maybe some rabbi whispered it to another rabbi who whispered it to the next generation, to the next, but it’s not to say public knowledge.

Speaker 2

They have very carefully treasured this and keep it under wraps because the name of God is so holy, they don’t want to risk misusing it. And I say that’s going to be a very important concept. It’s out of respect and reverence that you really don’t see it spelled out. Now in the Bible, you probably in bridge and Hebrew, you don’t have much of the vows going on anyway. But even when you have manuscripts where you could go fill it in, I think they don’t try to fill it in again because we don’t know exactly how it should go, and we don’t want to necessarily invoke the true name of God out of reverence. It goes back to that third commandment of the Bible, don’t just use the name of the Lord. Now, interestingly also if we look at the New Testament that was written in Greek, these were the Jews writing it, writing the New Testament, and they likewise do not ever use Yahweh or the Tetragram. Go back, look at it, see if you can actually find it somewhere. What do they use? They use theos for God and curios for Lord, just like what we have theos curiosity, we got God and Lord, that’s how they did it.

Speaker 2

And this was consistent with the Greek Bible at the time of Jesus. So they had this Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. It was called the Septuagint. And the Septuagent that was written by 70 Jewish scholars. That’s why it’s called the Septuagint. There are 70 of them. They likewise and the Septuagent did not use Yahweh they chose to translate Yahweh as God and use Lord or Theos and Curios again, because out of respect, they didn’t want to use the name of the Lord, they didn’t want to misuse it. They want to keep that secret special. So they use God and Lord. Nothing necessarily Satanic. Again, the right kind of fear, the reverent fear of the Lord is what was behind it. And we see no indication from the New Testament authors, you don’t see Peter, Paul, James, John, you don’t see them telling us, hey guys, we need to go back and use the true name of God, Yahweh. If it was really important, they would have probably flagged that issue. No big conspiracy behind there. And I personally feel better reading Bibles where it just has God in it rather than the actual name.

Speaker 2

Now, maybe I would want to be a little bit more mindful of how am I handling this Bible? Bible is holy. Yeah, the word of God is holy. And now if his name isn’t in it, maybe it does take it up a notch. So next one, jesus. Okay. There’s a lot of people who point out or have different theories about what Jesus means. How do we get to that name? Or Felix says it looks a lot like Iseus, who was a Celtic God. A lot of people point out too, it also looks like Zeus, the god of gods in the Greek hierarchy. But again, this is more coincidence than what’s really going on. We have to remember what was the language, the common language that everybody spoke in these days. It was Greek. It’s just like you ask anybody around the world today, those of you who are from another country, you probably can relate to this. To communicate with someone else outside your country, you have to use the universal language, which nowadays is pretty much English. If you have to tell people your name and it’s in your unique language, you have to Americanize it or English size it.

Speaker 2

And it might not be exactly how it was. It’s going to be a bit different just by nature of transforming it. So my grandfather in Arabic, it was Jacob, okay? But he kept America. We now change it to Jacob. Was there anything there suspicious going on? No, we have to change it to be English or in Spanish, someone’s Juan, but now in English it’s going to be John. This is what we see now. So maybe you haven’t noticed this, especially if you’re reading. No, any translation of Bible you read, you get it to the New Testament. Also you have all these new names that you’ve never seen before, like James, John, Peter, we go down the list like Judas. Where do these names come from? These are all brand new names. So answer is they’re not really new names. A lot of these are actually just Greek versions of the old name. So like Matthew 24 38. It refers to Noah, but Noah is now spelled different. It’s N-O-E if you’re looking at the King James. King James sticks with the differences. Matthew 1614 in the King James, it talks about some say that John the Baptist is Elias.

Speaker 2

Oh, what is Elias? Elias is referring to Elijah. It says. Others say Jeremiah. You notice there’s this EES and a lot of these names elijah, Jeremiah, Jeremiah. If you look at Matthew one, verse two in the King James, you will see it goes from it’s not about the lineage of Christ, and it goes from Abraham to Isaac, Isaac to Jacob, and then Jacob to says Judas. You’re like, hey, where did Judas come from? I thought it was Judah that Jesus comes from. Line of yes, judas is actually the Greek version of Judah, and then like John the Greek is Johannes, which actually comes from the Hebrew word Johannen. And we could keep going with these. James is actually our English james. It comes from Greek word Jacobus, which or Jacob that it comes from Hebrew. It’s the same in Arabic and Hebrew. So now we get to Jesus. How do we get Jesus? Where does that come from? Is that coming from ESUs or Zeus? No, it’s Yashawa, Hebrew. The Greek, when it’s made into the Greek, it becomes Yasus. Yehus means Jehovah is salvation, just like Joshua in Hebrew means Jehovah is salvation. And so everybody who would have been Joshua or Yeshua in Hebrew, their Greek version of their name would be Jesus.

Speaker 2

It was Jesus. That’s just how the name would translate. So it’s a coincidence that ends up being close to ISIS and Zeus, but again, that’s more coincidence. It’s not that there’s anything nefarious going on behind the names that we have in the Bible. And it’s just like now we say Jesus, we don’t say, hey, sue, we’ve now had yet another level of transformation of the name. Now, it went from Hebrew to Greek to now English, and doesn’t mean the name now is destroyed. Jesus means to us. Actually, if anything, we’ve lost the meaning of what Jesus means. Most people don’t realize that it means Jehovah is salvation, which is sad.

Speaker 3

I was going to say, can we read Landon, put some really great comments.

Speaker 2

Yeah, let’s take a look at that.

Speaker 1

So I was saying God’s name is holy and we should have reverence, but do not mistake your ministry about the pronouncement of his name. People all around the world don’t say his name. Right. Look at this first, Psalms 138 two I will worship toward your holy temple and praise your Name for your loving kindness and your truth. So you have magnified Your word above all. Your name is magnify his character and attributes above his name. That’s a really good comment.

Speaker 2

Yes, and we’ve talked about this in previous episodes where we explain his name very much is his character and who he is. And there’s so many names of God. There is a name that’s above the names. It is special. God says it’s special. So I say show a bit more respect to that name. But yes, definitely. Great point there.

Speaker 1

You know what’s interesting about it, too? When people ask him who he is and he said, he would say I am. He’s not saying, I’m yelling. He’s saying in that moment, he’s saying I am. Like, he’s higher than any name. He’s higher than anything.

Speaker 2

He just is. He’s existence in of itself than any.

Speaker 1

Representation that can self existing that we could express regarding him.

Speaker 2

Yeah, I see. Thunder has a great point, too. Nothing will be the same as the original language. Exactly.

Speaker 1

Yeah.

Speaker 2

That’s great takeaway there. Thank you. Okay. Did we cover all the comments?

Speaker 1

No. Linda’s got another one here. The fact that I used to correct people how to say God’s name when no one even knows how to correctly say it with such a wonder on.

Speaker 2

My.

Speaker 1

Word is magnified above his name.

Speaker 2

Yes. Thanks for sharing, Landon. Yeah, that’s the thing. People like the Jehovah Witnesses, for example, get really big onto Jehovah’s real name and you got sick with it.

Speaker 1

You’re on mute. You were saying?

Speaker 3

I was just saying thank you, Landon, for joining us. We missed you. So we’re glad you’re back commenting and watching us and supporting us. Pray. God blesses you.

Speaker 2

Yes, thank you.

Speaker 3

Glad you’re new friends also joining us in commenting. That’s great.

Speaker 1

Yeah. So glad to have you here.

Speaker 2

Thank you for the comments, everybody. Yeah.

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