Sunday, April 17, 2011

God's name

Do you know God's name? The Jewish wisdom is that God's name cannot be pronounced. It is shown in English as YHWH. This has been interpreted as Yeshewa, Yahweh, and Jehovah. However, it is more proper to leave it as an unpronounceable word.

In 2008 the United States Catholic Bishops decided that, out of reverence of the greatness of God, that Yahweh will not be used during liturgy.

Moses did not want to go into Egypt and knew full well that God's name could not be pronounced. That is part of the reason he asked "who shall I say sent me?"

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