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Spiritual significance of the real Hebrew Names

Joel 2:32  32 “And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of Yahuah shall be delivered. For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be an escape as Yahuah has said, and among the survivors whom Yahuah calls

You may ask what does this mean? Calling on the Fathers name involves more than just knowing and using His personal Name. (Isaiah 1:15) The context of Joel 2:32 stresses true repentance and trust in His forgiveness. (Joel 2:12, 13). Calling on His true Name implies using His Name, truly coming to know Him, trusting and obeying Him, and putting Him first in your life. Developing a personal relationship and serving the Father is our top priority, the importance cannot be over-emphasised, refer to Matthew 7:23


Matthew 7:23 23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!

You may also ask, why do the Scriptures not use the true names? Many translations do, but even more use a made up name for the Messiah from the 1600s, and a title for the Father.


So what is the Fathers name and what is the Fathers name and Messiahs name? Certainly not names and titles given in the King James Bible in the 1600s.


You also may ask, why is there so much resistance from churches and teachers to people understanding the true name. There is power in the true Names, and what better way is there to reduce the power of the believers, than to limit the use of the true Names.

Let us remember that only the Father — and no one else — has the right to give the correct name to His Son. Therefore, to make sure that this will truly be done, the Father personally sent the Angel Gabriel to both Yoseph and Mariam [their Hebrew names] to dictate to them the Name of the Child which was to be born. That Name is Yahusha and there was a very important meaning for that Name: “for He shall save His people from their sins. We discuss that name further below


Translators chose to hide the true Name of the Father and the Messiah, following a tradition that began during the 70-year Babylonian Captivity. During the years that followed their return from Babylon, uttering the Name of the Father aloud became a stoning offense for anyone besides the High Priest. The Name was substituted in reading Scripture aloud with another word, Adonai (ADUNI, my lord).

The pharisees controlled doctrines during the time of the Messiah. They did not appreciate their teaching authority being ignored by the Messiah and His followers and they challenged Him many times. The Messiah did not like the pharisees twisting the Word and adding to it, and he was not reticent to tell them of their failings. Several times they picked up stones to kill Him because of His utterance of the Fathers true Name, which shares the first 3 letters of His own name.

As translators imitated the policy of substituting another word in place the Name, the Greek Kurios, the Latin Dominus, and the English LORD has become the custom. This is explained in the prefaces of some translations.

However, the substitution has used instead the names of false deities. B-e-l (b-a-a-l) is defined as lord (look it up in any translation material), and means the same thing as adoni, kurios, and dominus. Now this is really obvious, and can only be included in Scripture translations because salvation is being hidden from people who wish to be true believers. You should npot do that, take note of what the Father instructs in Exodus

Exodus 23:13 “And in all that I have said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth.

Many people are mistakenly calling on b-a-a-l today instead of doing what the Scriptures require us to do, to call on the Name of the Father. Teachers cannot be unaware of this if they have studied the Scripture, language of the time and history. However, as many churches are deliberately pagan and have their own doctrine, teachers are either dedicated to a false deity, or afraid they will lose their place if they revealed the Truth.

The preface to translations explains the replacement of the Name, the key issue is that the real Name of the Father was replaced with the name of a false deity. The true Hebrew name of the Messiah was replaced with a transliterated name that removed the Father from the Name of the Messiah.


There is a lot of sleight of hand in churches to keep people from discovering the truth. What is taught only has to look like the truth enough so that people do not actually seek the truth. Do not be fooled by this, it is a trick to keep you from finding a relationship with the Father.

Names are important in Hebrew, names carry meanings. We are told in the Scriptures about 58 times to “call on His Name”. This is not an instruction to call on a title, or a false deity or another name. It is a very straight forward instruction to use His Name.

The use of the word “name” is all through scripture, for instance just a few of the verses are as follows

Exodus 20:7 “You do not bring the Name of YHWH your Elohim to naught, for YHWH does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught.


Psalms 138:2 I bow myself toward Your set-apart temple, And give thanks to Your Name For Your loving-commitment and for Your truth; For You have made great Your Word, Your Name, above all.


Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, go and make taught ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit


John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of Elohim, to those believing in His Name,


John 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not judged, but he who does not believe is judged already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only brought-forth Son of Elohim.


John 5:43 “I have come in My Father’s Name and you do not receive Me, if another comes in his own name, him you would receive.


John 14:13 “And whatever you ask in My Name, that I shall do, in order that the Father might be esteemed in the Son. 14 “If you ask whatever in My Name, I shall do it. 15 “If you love Me, you shall guard My commands


John 16:23 “And in that day you shall ask Me none at all. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My Name He shall give you.


John 17:6 “I have revealed Your Name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have guarded Your Word.


John 17:26 “And I have made Your Name known to them, and shall make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me might be in them, and I in them.”


Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, “Repent, and let each one of you be immersed in the Name of Yahusha Messiah for the forgiveness of sins And you shall receive the gift of the Set-apart Spirit

Acts 4:12 “And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no other Name under the heaven given among men by which we need to be saved.”


Acts 10:43 “To this One all the prophets bear witness, that through His Name, everyone believing in Him does receive forgiveness of sins.”


Hebrews 2:12 saying, “I shall announce Your Name to My brothers, in the midst of the congregation I shall sing praise to You.”

Philippians2:9 Elohim, therefore, has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name, 10 that at the Name of Yahusha every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,


Revelation 3:12 “He who overcomes, I shall make him a supporting post in the Dwelling Place of My Elohim, and he shall by no means go out. And I shall write on him the Name of My Elohim and the name of the city of My Elohim, the renewed Jerusalem, which comes down out of the heaven from My Elohim, and My renewed Name. 13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.”


Revelation 22:4 And they shall see His face, and His Name shall be upon their foreheads.

Have a search of the Scriptures and see just how many times “Name” is mentioned, it is used and referred to a lot so obviously has very important meaning.

We are also told not to use false deity names. Exodus 23:13 and Joshua 23:7 warns us explicitly against this.

Exodus 23:13 Observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and ye shall make no mention of the name of other gods, neither shall they be heard out of your mouth.

Joshua 23:7 so as not to go in among these nations, these who remain among you. And make no mention of the name of their mighty ones, nor swear by them, nor serve them nor bow down to them.

Some of the names used in translations of the Scriptures have had the name of the Father and the Messiah replaced by false deities names. Have a look at the translation into Hebrew of the word Lord. It is B-a-a-l, the name of a false deity. We really need to question what we believe in. Should we believe in the message of the Scriptures, or should we believe in a version of the scriptures that follows a certain doctrine?

The Father and the Messiah have a Hebrew name. The name of the Father is given in later Hebrew as the tetragrammaton YHWH and we believe for the Messiah is YHWHO. These names are “Yahuah” for the Father, “Yahusha” for the Messiah, and “Ruach HaQadash” for the Set Apart Spirit. It would take considerable time to go into the derivation of these names here. If you would like information on how the true Names are derived, email us and we can go through this with you. Paleo-Hebrew is a pictographic language, and is the earliest form of Hebrew. In Paleo-Hebrew the Fathers name means “He will save” and is as shown below.

​​​​​​​​​The Fathers true name

The Paleo letters (in English) for the Fathers name are YHWH pronounced as best as we can tell as Yahuah which can be confirmed by many different sources. This collection of letters has no vowels, and is called a tetragrammaton.

The tetrarammation was written in Hebrew as יהוה. It is widely used throughout the Hebrew Old Testament and is the reference to the Fathers name that most translations of Scripture have rendered as a title “LORD”. But, as discussed above, that title is also used as a name of false deities. Most translations have replaced the Fathers true name with a title.




By the way Yahovah or Jehovah isn’t good either as Hovah in Hebrew means destruction, lay waste, so when you say Yahovah you are saying Yah is ruin.

Note that the letter “J” has only existed from about 1530 AD, and even then it was not pronounced as “J”as we know it today. During the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries it retained the “Y” sound, as we can see that “JUGOSLAVIA”  is pronounced “YUGOSLAVIA”. Similarly, the “W” shape was not our modern letter’s sound either, but rather an “U” sound.  “GLADIVS” (Latin for “sword”) clearly indicates the sound of this letter shape was our modern letter “U”, not our modern “V”.


Similarly, when a person from the 16th, 17th, or 18th centuries saw the word “JEHOVAH”, they sounded it as we would “YAHUAH”, because the “J” was sounded as our “Y”, and the “OVAH” was really “OUAH”.

Considering other names in Hebrew, many, including the prophets, all contain the suffix or prefix of Yahu which literally means “He is YAH”. The name Yah also means Yahuah


Another indicator for the short form “Yah” within the Messiah’s Name comes from Akkadian cuneiform tablets. Within these tablets are many Jewish names with the prefix “Yah” and “Yahu” dating to 572-477 BCE. A quick search of the Scriptures reveals mean names including the names of prophets that either have Yah as the suufix or prefix. For instance.

Achazyahu, Achiyahu, Adayahu, Adoniyahu, Aliyah, Amatsyahu, Athalyahu, Atsalyahu, Aviyahu, Azaryahu, Benayahu, Chilqiyahu, Eliyahu, Gedalyahu, Konyahu, Ma`aseyahu, Malkiyahu, Mattanyahu, Matithyahu (Matthew), Miykayahu, Toviyahu, Chananyahu, Nethanyahu, Ovadyahu, Pedayahu, Remalyahu, Serayahu, Śərāyāh (Seraiah), Shema`yahu, Shephatyahu, Ṣiḏqiyyāhû (Zedekiah), Tobiyyahu (Tobia or Toby), Tsephanyahu, Tsidqiyahu, Uriyahu, Uzziyahu, Yahuchanon (John), Ya’azanyahu, Yahudah (Judah), Yechizqiyahu, Yekolyahu, Yekonyahu, Yesha`yahu Yetheyahu, Yeverekyahu, Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah, Jeremy - Yahuah will raise), Yo’shiyahu, and Zakaryahu.

When names are translated into another language, the linkage with the name of Yahuah is lost, destroying the meaning of the name. For instance the Hebrew name “Yahuchanon” comes from the roots יוֹ (Yahu) referring to our Heavenly Father and חָנַן (chanan) meaning "to be gracious” or “show favour”. “Yahuchanon” then means “Yahuah is gracious”. But in English this name is translated as John, with no linkage to the original meaning in English, but it does translate back into Hebrew. It is similar for Eliyahu which means "my Elohim is Yah." However, the title of Lord translates back as B-a-a-l and the name Jesus translates back to mean nothing.

The Messiahs true name

​According to the Messiah in John 5:43, He came in His Father’s name.


John 5:43 “I have come in My Father’s Name and you do not receive Me, if another comes in his own name, him you would receive.

Jesus is a made up name, it is not the Messiahs real name.  The Messiah was Hebrew, born of good and faithful Hebrew parents.  He and his parents and all Israel during those times spoke Aramaic and Hebrew, and many read Hebrew as the Torah was written in Hebrew. The Messiahs true name was given to his mother Mary 

Matthew 1:21 “And she shall give birth to a Son, and you shall call His Name יהושע for He shall savec His people from their sins. (יהושע this is the menaing of the Messiahs name)


The Messiah was named by the Father through an Angel. So the Hebrew name given at birth to the Messiah was יהושע (tertragrammation of YHWHO which has been transliterated YHUShA).  The reason we know this is that the Messiah's name as given in the Greek New Testament is the same name as Joshua son of Nun, as indicated by the usage of this same Greek name in Hebrews 4:8.  The name for Joshua, when rendered into the Septuagint Greek text (about 250 BC) is VIhsou/j, the same name in the Greek New Testament which is rendered Jesus in most Bibles.


יהושע was written as VIhsou/j (pronounced I-ay-sous) in the Greek text, because the closest Greek name to the Hebrew YHUShA was I-ay-sous.   From the Greek VIhsou/j translators took the first Greek letter "I" and rendered it "J" (which was actually a normal thing to do in that day).

  • However, the letter “J” has only existed from about 1530 AD, and even then it was not pronounced as “J”as we know it today. During the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries it retained the “Y” sound, as we can see that “JUGOSLAVIA”  is pronounced “YUGOSLAVIA”. Similarly, the “V” shape in Greek was not our modern letter’s sound either, but rather an “U” sound.  “GLADIVS” (Latin for “sword”) clearly indicates the sound of this letter shape was our modern letter “U”, not our modern “V”.

  • The "ay" sound got shortened to an "e" sound.  And the "sous" ending was shortened to "sus".  Putting it together, the Hebrew "Yahusha" became in Greek "I-ay-sous" and was then translated into English as "Jesus".


Paleo-Hebrew is a pictographic language, and is the earliest form of Hebrew. In Paleo-Hebrew the Messiahs name means “Yahuah saves” and is as shown below.


The translation from Greek however is not the name given to the Messiah by the Father, it does not contain the Fathers name, and it did not exist at the time. So when you pray, are you calling on a name that did not exist? Strongs Concordance evidences thuis as follows - look it up.





We are told in Scripture to call on his Name

So it remains, the correct name for the Father is Yahuah, and the correct name of the Messiah is Yahusha. We are told throughout Scripture to call on his name and use his name. We should then use the proper and correct names.


We all want our own name to be accurately recorded in the Scroll of Life, easily identifiable and without dispute, why would we not want to give the same respect to the Messiah and use his true name? Why would we replace either the Father or the Messiahs true name, unless we were being diverted to a counterfeit?

Will you call on the true name of the Father and the Messiah as the Scriptures instruct you to do? Or will you call on a false name or just a title? It is a very small step in faith to call on the true name - can you do it?

Last updated 11 November 2023

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