The Creator's Name

Paleo Hebrew

Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his shem [name], and what is his son's shem [name], if thou canst tell? Proverbs 30:4

What is the Creator's name?

The name or title by which one refers to the Creator has long been a subject of interest. Who is the Creator of the universe, and what is his name? What is being proposed here, is some evidence, from Scripture, of the Creator's actual name. While various titles, including God, Lord, the Great King, the Almighty, etc have been applied to the Creator, he must certainly have a personal name, a name which expresses his nature and being as names applied to individuals did in Hebrew culture. Scripture tells us to call upon His name.

The only ‘Name’ that was ever given to mankind by the creator, when Mosheh/ Moses asked, what was His hebrew name, יהוה.

And יהוה said, “I have indeed seen the oppression of My people who are in Mitsrayim [Egypt], and have heard their cry because of their slave-drivers, for I know their sorrows. 
“And I have come down to deliver them from the hand of the Mitsrites [Egyptians], and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Kena‛anites and the Ḥittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Ḥiwwites and the Yeḇusites. 
“And now, see, the cry of Bnei-Yisra’ěl [the children of Yisra’ěl] has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Mitsrites oppress them. 
“And now, come, I am sending you to Pharaoh, to bring My people, Bnei-Yisra’ěl, out of Mitsrayim.” 
And Mosheh said to Elohim, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring Bnei-Yisra’ěl out of Mitsrayim?” 
And He said, “Because I am [Certainly
I will be H1961 הָיָה hâyâh] with you. And this is to you the sign that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Mitsrayim [Egypt], you are to serve Elohim on this mountain [Sinai in Midian].” 
Mosheh said unto אֱלֹהִים [aleph lamed hey yod mem; Alohim], Behold, when I come unto Bnei-Yisra’ěl, and shall say unto them, The Alohim of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name
[shêm]? what shall I say unto them?

And Elohim said to Mosheh, “I am who I am.” [I will be] And He said, “Thus you shall say to Bnei-Yisra’ěl, ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ”

And Elohim said further to Mosheh, “Thus you are to say to Bnei-Yisra’ěl, יהוה/ Iehouah    [as rendered in the Geneva Bible 1587, before the letters J or Y] Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Aḇraham, the Elohim of Yitsḥaq, and the Elohim of Ya‛aqoḇ, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My remembrance to all generations.’ Exodus 3:7-15 TS 2009

I will take the cup of salvation (Iehoshû‛âh), and call upon the name [shêm] of יהוה. Psalm 116:13

I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name [shêm] of יהוה. Psalm 116:17

For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name [shêm] of יהוה, to serve him with one consent. Zephaniah 3:9

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name [shêm] of יהוה shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as יהוה hath said, and in the remnant whom יהוה shall call. Joel 2:32

The Father gave Moses the name Iehouah [YHVH, Yahweh, Yahuah, Yahovah]



Evidence in the B'rit Chadashah/ New Testament:

Iehôshûa‛ [Yehôshûa‛, Yeshua, Jesus] tells her [Samaritan woman], “I—the One speaking to you—I am [Ahâiâh/ eimi (Greek) I exist] John 4:26 TLV

אהיְשׁוּעָה saith unto her [Samaritan woman], I that speak unto thee am [Ahâiâh] he (he is added in KJV English). John 4:26

Iehuḏah (hb. יְהוּדָה/ gr. Ἰουδάς, Ioudas, Judas, Judah, Yehudah) the disciple who betrayed the Messiah [Iehoshû‛âh], is archetypal of the Iehudim, Iehuḏah who rejected their Kinsman Redeemer (the Lion of Iehuḏah). It was necessary that He must shed His blood to redeem His bride (genuine Israel and all those grafted in).

Messiah knew exactly what He was doing when he picked this individual.

John 18:1-6
When Iehôshûa‛ [Yehôshûa‛, Yehshua, Jesus] had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.

And Iehudah
[Judas, Judah] also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for אהיְשׁוּעָה ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.

Iehudah then, having received a band of men [possibly 400 - 600 men: a tenth part of a legion; they were serious; didn't want Him to escape] and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Iehoshua  therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?

They answered him, Iehôshûa‛ of Natsareth. Iehôshûa‛ saith unto them, "I am" he [gr. εἰμί - eimi; hb. - הָיָה aHâiâh] [he is added in English]. And Iehudah [Judas] also, which betrayed him, stood with them.

As soon then as he had said unto them, "I am" he [he is added in English], they went backward, and fell to the ground.

"I am" [Ahâiâh] likely the same word spoken to Moses (Exodus 3:14); that is why the group fell down. He could have wiped them all out. But He didn't.

Most likely the most powerful, perfect word in the universe. Hidden from humanity for millennia. One day soon we will hear it. What a day that will be!

 The Jews answered him [Pilate}, “We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, for He has made Himself the Son of Alohim.” John 19:7-9

So when Pilate heard this word, he was more afraid, and went back into the palace, and asked  Iehôshûa‛, “Where are You from?” But Iehoshua gave him no answer.

Messiah's silence was His answer. He had to finish the arduous task He came for.

Research by Nehemiah Gordon of various ancient Codex copies:


Then those who revere Iehouah spoke with each other, and Iehouah took notice and heard, and a scroll of remembrance was written before Him, for those who revere/ reverance Iehouah , even those who esteem/ thought upon His Name.
“They shall be Mine,”—says
Iehouah -Tzva’ot—“ in the day when I make up My jewels [My own special possession]. So I will spare them, as one spares his son serving him.
Then you will return and distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves Alohim and one who does not serve Him.”
Malachi 3:16-18





Of Hebrew origin [H3063]; Judas (that is, Jehudah), the name of ten Israelites; also of the posterity of one of them and its region: - Juda (-h, -s); Jude.





From H3034; celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory: -





A primitive root; used only as denominative from H3027; literally to use (that is, hold out) the hand; physically to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively to bemoan (by wringing the hands): - cast (out), (make) confess (-ion), praise, shoot, (give) thank (-ful, -s, -sgiving).





A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote: - (+ be) able, X about, + armholes, at, axletree, because of, beside, border, X bounty, + broad, [broken-] handed, X by, charge, coast, + consecrate, + creditor, custody, debt, dominion, X enough, + fellowship, force, X from, hand [-staves, -y work], X he, himself, X in, labour, + large, ledge, [left-] handed, means, X mine, ministry, near, X of, X order, ordinance, X our, parts, pain, power, X presumptuously, service, side, sore, state, stay, draw with strength, stroke, + swear, terror, X thee, X by them, X them-selves, X thine own, X thou, through, X throwing, + thumb,
times, X to, X under, X us, X wait on, [way-] side, where, + wide, X with (him, me, you), work, + yield, X your-selves





A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary): - beacon, X altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), continue, do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use


הָוָה הָוָא

hâvâ' hâvâh

haw-vaw', haw-vaw'

A primitive root (compare H183, H1961) supposed to mean properly to breathe; to be (in the sense of existence): - be, X have.


First person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist (used only when emphatic): - am, have been, X it is I, was. See also G1488, G1498, G1511, G1527, G2258, G2071, G2070, G2075, G2076, G2771, G2468, G5600.
On the front page of most modern bibles, a © copyright notice will greet the reader, which curtails the distribution of the content therein. By contrast, this work may be reproduced in any medium, 
and may be freely redistributed without restriction if topic is copied in its entirety.Proper consideration should be given to all copyrighted materials on other linked sites.

Walk in the