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Watchtower July 2017 Study Review: Week of September 11-17

Reviewing the study article in the July 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Praise Jah! – Why?”  Topics discussed: the doctrine of justification, the Divine Name, and how Christians should self-identify. 19 more words

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The Name of God, Part 3

When did the divine name of God, the tetragrammaton, revealed to Moses at the burning bush, begin to be avoided in speaking Scripture? When did Jewish people choose to lose the “transparent” meaning of the name (יהוה= … 1,094 more words


The Name of God, Part 2

In the previous blog, I tried to show that names in most languages have easily determined meaning, what we call “transparent” meaning. Determining the meaning can be tricky, however. 664 more words


The Name of God: Part 1

Names have meaning. Here, I don’t mean sentimental attachment, although this can certainly be true. I mean that most names are related to other words within a language. 796 more words


Is the Father's Personal Name Important?

“Jehovah” (Heb., הוהי, YHWH), God’s personal name, initially occurs in Genesis 2:4. The ultimate disgrace that modern translators render to the heavenly Father of the Holy Scriptures is the elimination or the disguising of his personal name.  5,808 more words

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