Thursday, August 27, 2020

Have you ever noticed….

Have you ever noticed that many names of people or places God considers to be “holy” begin with a “Yud” (the Hebrew letter “Y”)?

For instance:

· YHWH or Yahweh (Hebrew – Yud Hey Vav Hey: יהוה). Meaning: "I am that which I am."

· Yeshua (also written as Y’shua; Hebrew - ישוע ) Meaning: “YHWH is Salvation”

· Yisrael – Israel, which means “God Contended” or, “Wrestles with God”; or “Triumphant with God”

· Yerushalayim – Jerusalem, which means “Heritage or City of Peace.”

· Yitzhak - Isaac

· Yakob, Yacob - Jacob.

· Yehezkel - Ezekiel.

· Yoav - Joab.

· Yoel - Joel.

· Yosef - Joseph.

But, naturally, not everything of importance to God starts with a “Y”. For instance, Bethlehem – or “Beit Lechem” in Hebrew, which means "House Of Bread". And as we all know, Y'shua is the Bread of Life" (see John 6:43-51).

1 comment:

  1. It would be interesting if many Christians understood the Hebrew names as they are spelled (especially the ones that are spelled with a "Y").


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