So far in part 1 we looked at why the Name is so important – we must know it to love it. Then in part 2 we delved into the etymology of the name as a normal Hebrew word, to find out what would have conveyed to the children of Israel… the answer is “Cause to breath!”. Then in part 3, we followed Yahweh’s explanation to Moses and see that the name Yahweh is the family name given to a multitude of Elohim (mighty ones).
The question is who is part of this family and what part can we have in this?
Breath of life
We have mentioned before that the Yahweh means “cause to breath!”. We plan to address the concept of “breath” in future word studies, for the moment we will draw attention to the beautiful link to the creating of man. Yahweh formed Adam’s body from the dust and he breathed life into him.
In the part 1 of this series we looked at why the name is so important to us, here we now look at exactly what the name is. The answer may be a surprise to you!
What is Yahweh our Elohim?
Names in Hebrew are words bearing meaning, just like any other word in the language. And while in a wider sense these names were conferred by their parents conveying their desires for their children. Every word of the scriptures is inspired by Yahweh. While not everything that has happened in the lives of the people of the Bible are relevant to the purpose of Yahweh, everything that has been recorded is providentially arranged. Every name mentioned in the scriptures is intended by the spirit to add meaning within the context of its recording.
What greater example of this than in the name of our heavenly Father, creator of heaven and earth?
Isa 42:8 I Yahweh: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.