“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.” Exodus (Shemoth) 20:7
Growing up in an American culture, I didn’t understand the importance of names. I can’t recall a time when I met someone for the first time, and they introduced themselves saying “My name is ______ and it means _______.” That would be weird in the culture I’ve been raised in. Normally in our society, names are just names. Very rarely would anyone want to know the meaning of a name.
In Eastern culture, or more specifically in the Hebrew culture it is much different. Names have meaning and they have a message. We will visit some specific names and their meanings a bit more, later in this blog. Until then, I’d like to get to the heart of this message… the Name above all names.
Discovering the true Name of our Father and His Son was not on my “things to do list” as a Christian. First and foremost, I did not have a clue that these Names were lost in translation and corrupted to begin with, thus why the need to discover them? However, it was all part of YHWH’s plan as He walked me step by step out of false doctrine. After all, He does promise to be found by those who diligently seek Him with all their hearts, and it wasn’t until I reached that point in my life (having ears to hear) that His promises came to pass.
As mentioned in my previous blogs, (blog: The Awakening) my life had gone topsy turvy with personal tragedies which were all so sudden. It didn’t make sense at the time but looking back, I know He was getting my attention. YHWH had to pull me out of my comfy bubble of religion and open my eyes to see there was so much I was missing.
Once I became aware of the lies and traditions taught by men and decided to dedicate my life to serve Him (even if that meant being the only one), YHWH graciously held my hand and walked me through each step closer to Him. As I continue to walk on YHWH’s path of light, He has commissioned me (and others who have been awakened) to point others to His truth so they too can walk on that path, the journey back to Him.
“…as His Mighty-like power has given to us all we need for hai [life] and reverence, through the knowledge of Him who called us to esteem and uprightness. Through these there have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, so that through these you might be partakers of the Mighty-like nature, having escaped from the corruption in the world, caused by lust. And for this reason, do your utmost to add to your belief uprightness to uprightness knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control endurance, to endurance reverence, to reverence brotherly affection, and to brotherly affection love.” 1 Peter (Kepha) 1:3-7
The Sabbath Day was my first action step towards “uprightness” . That is why, after writing about my awakening and then “cleaning house” (ridding all the filth that keeps us separated from YHWH (blog: "Time to clean house"). I felt the Sabbath should be one of the first steps in my life. (blog: "And shall call the Sabbath a delight") It is an outward sign to show who we serve. Thus, I felt the importance of honoring it right away. Personally, I wanted YHWH to see immediately that I honor Him through my actions, not just my words.
Words too are very important in the eyes of YHWH. “And I say to you that for every idle word men speak, they shall give an account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you shall be declared righteous, and by your words you shall be declared unrighteous.” Matthew (Mattithyahu) 12:36,37
So then, in the eyes of YHWH, is what we call Him also important? That was my question when I first discovered His true Name. Does it really matter what I call Him? He knows my heart and He does know I am talking to Him so can’t I just call out in the Name I’d been accustomed to for most of my life, even if it’s not found in Scripture?
I decided at that point to do my own digging and due diligence (remember, those who DILIGENTLY seek Him will find Him) and what I found was mind blowing! Is He very clear about the importance of His Name? The answer is absolutely! I had found just under 100 verses all throughout Scripture emphasizing the importance of His Name. His Name is to be revered, feared, loved, exalted, honored, and praised. On the other end of the spectrum, it is not to be profaned, dishonored, replaced nor treated as useless or lightly. I have listed all the verses I discovered on a simple PDF (The Importance of His Name) so you too can see the significance of His Name.
Now that we have examined all those verses, we can be quite confident that Scripture is clear on the significance and magnitude of His Name.
So, let’s take that next step closer to Him.
The Name (ha’shem)
Ha’shem in Hebrew means “The Name”. Ha’shem is not His Name but simply means The Name. Many in Judaism refer to our Creator as ha’shem believing they cannot say His Name however, that is not Scriptural. That very idea (added man-made law) goes against many of the verses listed in Scripture that we just read. We are to proclaim His Name.
“I make known Your Name to My brothers; in the midst of the assembly, I praise You. You who revere YHWH, praise Him! All you seed of Ya’aqob, esteem Him, and revere Him, all you seed of Yisra’el!” Psalms (Tehillim) 22:22,23
“Give thanks to YHWH! Call upon His Name, make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; speak of all His wonders. Make your boast in His qodesh (set-apart/holy) Name; let the hearts rejoice of those seeking YHWH.” Psalms (Tehillim) 105:1-3
So, to be able to call upon His Name, we must first know it. This has become quite a heated and debatable subject for many coming out of false doctrine. Meaning, we are all peeling the same layers of this onion we have inherited, and we all get to the point where we must start the peeling process. The process can become frustrating if one does not treat the truth as a hidden and valued treasure and lovingly understand that the awakened are also seeking to know and follow truth.
It's important to first separate truth from lies, then learn letter by letter and meaning by meaning the original language. His language is the true source to help us know Him, know meanings, and know His ways. I do understand the passion behind the fervency of heated debates because we (those coming out of deception) just want to get it right this time.
I do have Covenant brothers and sisters who pronounce the Name differently than I do. Again, we are all coming out of deception, and we are learning as we go. It is important that we all first and foremost choose to drop any false names (being that we will have to give account for every word from our mouths) and choose to honor His commands – one of which is exalting His true Name.
So, let’s start in the beginning.
Hebrew reads from right to left which is in direct opposition to English (this gives a big clue into the differences of both culture and thought of Eastern and Western mindsets – that is another blog all on its own).
From the above picture, if we read from right to left we have the letters – Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey. As discussed previously, names have meaning in Hebrew and even deeper, so do letters. Let’s look at the letters in our Creators Name.
Yod looks like an arm, it has the “Y” sound and means to work, make or throw
Hey looks like man with arms raised, it has the “H” sound and means behold, to reveal
Vav or Waw looks like tent peg or hook, it can sound like “W, O or U” and means to add, secure
It ends with an additional Hey – meaning behold, to reveal, so obviously it’s something to give our attention to.
“A very rudimentary interpretation of these symbols could be “The Maker of all that exists” or “in His hand is all that exists” or “He causes to become.” There are other possible interpretations which would require a completely different study.” Names by Todd D. Bennett
Before we had reviewed the Pictograph, you might have noticed that I spelled the Father’s Name as “YHWH” – These 4 English letters are known as the tetragrammaton. It is the English letters of His Name, that represent the Hebrew letters – Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey but also written from left to right as English is read. Many choose to use the tetragrammaton for English readers so they can avoid any transliteration or pronunciation differences between seekers.
As discussed previously, there are a few different ways that seekers have come to their conclusion of how to pronounce His Name. Although, I have found that when we examine pronunciation we can easily compare and link His Name with the name of a specific tribe, Judah.
The original Hebrew letters for the tribe of Judah are Yod–Hey–Vav–Dalet–Hey; which is pronounced Y-ah-u–d–ah. The only difference between these two names is the Dalet or D. If we then remove the D we have Y-ah-u–ah. A transliteration would spell the name like Yahuah or Yahuwah (sounding like Yah-oo-ah). Transliterate means to spell it how it sounds. Translate means defining a word in a different language. Note that names should not be translated, but only transliterated.
Notice the Hebrew word HalleluYah. HalleluYah means “Praise be to Yah”. Yah is the short version of Yahuah.
All scholars agree that the tribe of Judah’s true name is “Yahudah”. Again, remove the “d” and you have Yahuah. That is the simple conclusion of pronunciation I have leaned towards, based on my studies. I believe Yah’s Word gives clues and I am convinced that is a big one.
Paleo and Modern Hebrew
Through the passing of time, relocations, and syncretism, the Hebrew language has slowly transformed from its original pictograph style to shapes of letters. As you can see in Paleo (which means ancient) Hebrew, the letters start to look a little less like pictures:
And much further from it’s original, Modern Hebrew has only slight hints of Pictographic Hebrew and heavily leans towards simple letter styles. It’s been documented that those exiled to Babylon brought some of Babylon out with them, thus the mixing of the two languages (among other things).
Thus, I believe it’s important to go back as far as possible to the most original (Pictograph) and study those letters and meanings. Then work from there to the modern which is also called Biblical Hebrew.
An interesting observation is found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Notice in the book of Psalms, the scribes preserved Yah’s Name in the Paleo Hebrew form rather than to write it in Modern Hebrew. I find that noteworthy as they have seemed to esteem His Name and set it apart from the Modern Hebrew .
Lost on purpose
I’ve been asked over the years that if Yahuah’s Name is so important, how could it have gotten lost or replaced? That is a great question, and we can find the answer in Scripture.
Let’s first be reminded of the 3rd Commandment, given to the people who are chosen to be set-apart and live for Him. “You do not bring the Name of YHWH to naught, for YHWH will not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught.” Exodus (Shemoth) 20:7
The English word “naught” is translated from the Hebrew word shav. It means to bring to ruin, vain, uselessness. Basically, to no longer fear, esteem, exalt and qodesh (set-apart) His Name - to not give it any importance or significance. Read the warning is Ezekiel as well, “But do not profane My set-apart Name anymore with your gifts and your idols.” Ezekiel 20:39
Notice He states the words “anymore” meaning they were already profaning His set-apart Name. Profane comes from the Hebrew “chalal” meaning to pollute or defile. They were mixing (syncretism) His set-apart Name with the worshiping of other pagan gods.
“The prophets of falsehood and prophets of the deceit of their own heart, who try to make My people forget My Name by their dreams which everyone relates to his neighbor, as their fathers forgot My Name for Ba’al.” Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu) 23:26,27
“See, I have sworn by My great Name,” declares YHWH, “My Name shall no longer be called upon by the mouth of any man of Yahudah in all the land of Mitsrayim, saying, ‘As the Adoni YHWH lives…” Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu) 44:26
When syncretism takes place, we see throughout the Scriptures that there is only one result, separation by YHWH. There must be a distinction between light and darkness. YHWH will not tolerate the fellowship of the two (2 Corinthians 6:14), so if we do not act and make it right, then He will.
Notice in Yirmeyahu 23 verse 27 YHWH states that they had forgotten His Name for Ba’al. Ba’al was a pagan deity, and the name Ba’al means “The Lord”. These “prophets of falsehood” didn’t just change His Name to Bob or George (which would have still been an insult and bringing His Name to naught) but they replaced it with a name of a pagan dark deity – switching light for darkness. The crazy thing is it is no different today (more on that later).
So, this wicked crime against YHWH had to be dealt with and His response was to remove His Name from their mouths. His Name was to no longer be called upon since it was corrupted and profaned (blended with darkness).
Something the adversary is a professional at – directing worship from the One true Creator to profaning that worship by influencing humans to mix/synchronize light and darkness.
The Great Deceiver
The sin of Yah’s people was the foundation laid for the adversary (ha’shatan) to continue his deception throughout the years. The people had taken the bait and then the father of lies was able to run with it, to this day. So, why would YHWH allow the deception to flourish? That answer is in 2 Thessalonians.
“The coming is against the working of Satan, with all his power and signs and wonders of falsehood, and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, in order for them to be saved. And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the falsehood, in order that all should be judged who did not believe the truth, but have delighted in the unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
I come to two conclusions from reading the above verse. First, those who do not have a love (heart) for truth (light – righteousness) will always believe lies as YHWH is the one allowing the adversary to deceive those particular people. He gives them up to deception which ultimately leads to their destruction. Second, the opposite side of this spectrum is that those who do love truth (light, righteousness, His ways) will be delivered from those lies and deception.
The book of Revelation states “Satan, who leads all the world astray.” Rev 12:9 So we can come to the conclusion that “all” includes everyone, it includes you and I. It is then up to the individual’s heart to seek YHWH in order to find Him.
“And you shall seek, and shall find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu) 29:13
“YHWH is with you while you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He is found by you, but if you forsake Him, He forsakes you.” 2 Chronicles (Debrey ha’Yamim) 15:2b
“Seek YHWH while He is to be found, call on Him while He is near.” Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 55:6
“Blessed are those who keep His Witnesses [Commands], who seek Him with all their heart.” Psalms (Tehillim) 119:2
“But without belief it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to Elohim has to believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him.” Hebrews (Ibrim) 11:6
It seems clear that all the world is deceived, and only those who earnestly seek Him will find Him. After all, that is the reward spoken of in the letter to the Hebrews. It is like a hidden treasure and those who have their hearts ready to receive and diligently pursue the prized information, will receive that prize. He promises to make Himself known! Wow, how wonderful it is to experience His light and truth in our lives!
That is why we are seeing an enhanced awakening during these last days. There is a clear line being drawn, dividing those who seek and love Him, and those who love the world. If we know in Acts 4:12 that there is only ONE Name in which we must be saved, then what do you think the adversary and father of lies would do? Yes, change that Name.
The dividing line continues to widen between those who seek truth and those who love the lies when we discover our Messiah’s true Name.
Picture: the Messiah's Name written at the entrance of a synagogue in the ancient ruins of Susya - Israel
“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 (Yohanan) 5:43
This verse should be a huge eye opener based on what we have discussed thus far. We know based on the above words from our Messiah that He came in His Father’s Name. Why did He feel He needed to point out that “another” will come in “his own name” and we would “receive him”? This deception of names has obviously continued to the Messiah’s Name and when we understand the father of lies’ purpose, it all makes complete sense.
“And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no other Name under the shamayim [heaven] given among men by which we need to be saved.” Acts 4:12
What some might not realize is the connection of Acts 4:12 with the following…
“And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of YHWH shall be delivered.” Joel (Yo’el) 2:32
So, we know that Messiah came in His Father’s Name, the Name that delivers and saves according to Joel. Amazingly, our Messiah’s Name means “Yah saves”! This is so incredible and so divinely designed yet only those who seek will find this hidden treasure.
“And she shall give birth to a Son and you shall call His Name Yahushua for He shall save His people from their sins.” Matthew (Mattithyahu) 1:21
This verse reveals what our Messiah’s chosen Name means. Yahu (part of the Father’s Name) and shua means saves or salvation. Yahu-shua! We have seen His wonderful Name shortened to Yah-shua or Yahu-sha… but they all have the same meaning (salvation) with the description of the One who delivers, the Father Yahuah! So, our Father Yahuah sent His Son Yahushua to save and deliver us from our sins!
While scholars agree that the tribe of Judah was pronounce Yah-u-d-ah they also agree that the Messiah’s true Name is the same as the patricarch, Joshua. It’s amazing the connection of both Joshua and the Messiah. Joshua was chosen to lead the people into the Promised/Covenant Land, just as our Messiah will be doing in the future. I do not believe that is a coincidence that they carry the same name.
When many are revealed the true Name of the Messiah and shockingly discover that it is NOT the name which they had been fed for years through their religion, it can feel like a punch in the gut. Many are hesitant to stop calling on the false name and/or identifying the Messiah by that false name as they feel it is somewhat of a betrayal against Him.
From the time when I was a young girl and asked “Jesus” into my heart, up until my early 30’s, I called upon, sang, witnessed and loved that name. I truly thought I was correctly addressing and giving esteem to the Messiah through that name.
However, if we re-visit the idea of the enemy re-directing worship, we will surely discover that this same plot has been executed and has succeeded, sending countless well-meaning but unlearned believers down a path of destruction, through this false name.
Let’s look at how this deception can very easily be discovered, as it has been perpetrated through the corrupt translations.
Let’s look at the above screen shot from a Bible software a bit deeper. Remember, we need to seek Him to find Him and looking passed the English translations of Scripture is vital. When the lack of searching occurs, it results in accepting what we have been fed, in this case – the Messiah’s mistranslated, corrupted and replaced Name.
Notice above what I have highlighted. The incorrect translation into English says “Jesus” however when you click on that false name you see it comes from the Greek Iesous. Again, we already know that names do NOT translate they can only be transliterated (carrying the same pronunciation of a name from the letters of one language to the letters of another, thus keeping the sound and meaning the same). Our Hebrew Messiah was NOT Greek, He did not carry a Greek name. In fact, with further digging we can find the origins of the name Iesous (ee-ay-sooce) to mean “son of zeus”.
If we then click on the Greek name Iesous it brings us to the Name that was originally in the text to begin with… the Hebrew Name Yahushua. Yod-Hey-Vav-Shin-Vav-Ayin.
The above picture of me at the synagogue at the ruins of Susya in Israel has the mosiacs written as Yod-Shin-Vav-Ayin (Y'shua) which is an abbreviation of Yahu-shua.
Also notice in the bible software, the translators in this example still hold on to lies and traditions by justifying the letter “J”. With simple research, a seeker can find that the letter “J” is less than 500 years old. It’s the latest letter in the English alphabet, so it is impossible for our Messiah’s Name to start with “J”. Second, the translator says the Yod-Hey-Vav sounds like “Yeho” when clearly (as discussed before) the first part of the Father’s name is pronounced “Yahu”
This brief example shows that digging is required, seeking truth is vital and necessary in order to peel the layers of deception. We need to seek with our mind which must be led by our hearts.
“And you shall love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind, and with all your strength, this is the first Command.” Mark 12:30
Once we are enlightened and revealed the true Names, can we continue to refer to our Father and Messiah by the false names we have been accustomed to? My conclusion based on Scripture is a definite, no.
“If we have forgotten the Name of our Elohim, or stretched out our hands to a foreign might one, would Elohim not search this out?” Psalms (Tehillim) 44:20,21
That statement might seem a bit dramatic as there are those who believe that it’s just a name. (Note: the below bullet points have been discussed in my previous blog, however I felt it should be reviewed again based on its incredible importance).
Regarding the Messiah ‘s name, some feel they can call Him one name and others can choose to call Him another name, believing that we are all referring to the same Messiah. However, it truly goes so much deeper than just a false name. This false name carries with it:
• The honoring of a pagan deity (Jesus comes from Iesous in the Greek meaning “son of Zeus”). Names - by Todd Bennett
• Changing the Hebrew Messiah into a Greco-Roman Messiah
• The union of the false name with the symbol of the cross (pagan symbol to honor tammuz – Our Messiah was nailed to a stake) Original meaning of the cross
• Iesous (Jesus) being born on the pagan winter solstice of Dec 25
• The false doctrine that “Jesus” was resurrected on sun-day, thus celebrating Easter (Ishtar) sun-day service vs. the Passover Day The Sabbath Resurrection
• The notion that “Jesus” has abolished the law (Torah) when in fact the Messiah is the Torah in the flesh (John 1: 1-5 & 8-18) The Law and Grace - by Todd Bennett
So, it becomes so much more than a name. It is what the name represents, the identity and the doctrine that is attached to it. The true Hebrew Messiah, Yahushua came in the Name of His Father (John 5:43) – Yahushua - which we have identified means: Yah saves. His Name does not nor should not mean Zeus saves. Zeus does not save but destroys. Zeus is a mighty one (god) that should not be revered, honored or even mentioned.
“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.” Exodus (Shemoth) 23:13
This can be a very hard pill to swallow for those who have a loyalty to the religious custom of identifying the Messiah by this false name. Some feel they would be rejecting or denying the Messiah by dropping the name. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Our mindset should be that we have been rewarded with the hidden treasure! We now have the choice to deny and reject the false name and the false doctrine it carries, and instead embrace and know the true Messiah. It should be a day of joy and gladness! When YHWH states “you will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13), we should be joyous that He has revealed His wonderful truth to us! We then can honor Him and obey Him and not a false deity (unlike those in Jeremiah who chose to call Him Ba’al) and call on the true One who saves.
“I know your works – see, I have put before you an open door, and no one is able to shut it – that you have little power, yet have guarded My Word, and have not denied My Name.” Revelation (Hazon) 3:8
Titles are not names
You’ve probably noticed thus far that I refer to YHWH as our “Elohim” (not God or Lord). Let’s take a glimpse into the origins of those two titles from Todd D Bennett’s book - Names
“According to the Webster’s Twentieth Century Dictionary, Unabridged 1st Edition: ‘The word [God] is common in Teutonic tongues…It was applied to heathen deities and later, when Teutonic peoples were converted to Christianity, the word was elevated to the Christian sense.’ The word “god” was used by heathens to describe their pagan deities and was later applied to the Creator of the universe when the Teutonic people converted to Christianity. In other words, they brought some of their pagan concepts with them when they became Christians.”
Also, here is a glimpse into the origins of the word "Lord" from Todd's book...
Every time you so “LORD” in your English translation, you can know that the original text had the 4 Hebrew letters Yod-Hey-Vav(Waw)-Hey. You can simply pronounce YHWH in place of saying LORD and Elohim in place of God, and you will be well on your way to fixing this major translational error! However, I strongly suggest having a more accurate translation with the restored Names. - Our Suggested Resources
What is also right in front of our eyes, is stated in the KJV preface (and in some other English translation versions) that they have replaced His Name with the title "LORD" or "GOD" "for the sake of tradition"! Who's tradition is my question... because I know it is not YHWH's tradition to do so, and is in complete violation of His Word.
Again, if we recall reading the 3rd Commandment where YHWH warns those who treat His Name as useless and bring it to naught - I believe we should not resort to calling Him a title that is the same title used for pagan deities (mixing light and darkness). His words in Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu) as discussed before, become so much clearer in today’s world. Have most Christian leaders continued to forget His Name for Ba’al (the Lord) thus making them false prophets? Absolutely!
But again, those who are hungry for lies will be fed lies. Those who are hungry for His truth, His truth will be revealed.
“…My Name is despised all day continually. Therefore My people shall know My Name, in that day, for I am the One who is speaking, See, it is I.” Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 52:5b, 6
“And I shall make My qodesh [set-apart] Name known in the midst of My people Yisra’el, and not let My qodesh Name be profaned any more. And the gentiles shall know that I am YHWH, the Qadosh One in Yisra’el.” Ezekiel 39:7
“For then I shall turn unto the peoples a clean lip, so that they all call on the Name of YHWH, to serve Him with one shoulder.” Zephaniah 3:9
To become closer and more intimate with our Father and Savior, we should honor His Commands and part of honoring His Commands is honoring His Name. We need to treat His Name with the utmost importance and respect. We need to proclaim His Name to the nations, to reveal that it is only Him who saves, who delivers and who promises eternal life to those that love and obey Him. Not Ba’al, not Zeus and not any other pagan god. Only the one true Elohim of Yisra’el, YHWH!
“I am YHWH, that is My Name and My esteem I do not give to another, nor my praise to idols.” Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 42:8
So, what’s in the Name? Through Scripture we can discover that His true Name carries much with it…
Forgiveness – Acts 10:43, 1 John (Yohanan) 2:12, 2 Chronicles 7:14
Salvation – Acts 4:12, Acts 2:21, 1 John (Yohanan) 5:13, Rev 11:18, Joel (Yael) 2:32, Romans 10:13
Protection – Proverbs (Mishle) 18:10, John (Yohanan) 17:11,12, Psalms (Tehillim) 106:8, Psalms 124:8
Blessings – Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 56:6, Numbers (Bemidar) 6:27, Exodus 9:16, Exodus 20:24b
Remembrance – Malachi 3:16
His presence – Matthew (Mattithyahu) 18:20
The conclusion of the matter… seek Him with all your heart and He will be found. Be willing to drop false traditions and lies so you will be revealed His truth. Follow Him with all your heart and exalt His wonderful Name.
“For all the peoples walk, each one in the name of his might one, but we walk in the Name of YHWH our Elohim forever and ever.” Micah 4:5
“And those who know Your Name trust in You, for You have not forsaken those who seek You, O YHWH.” Psalms (Tehillim) 9:10
Did you know most of the patriarchs, prophets and disciples have had their names unproperly translated/changed? Most of their true names contain our Father’s Name in them and have meaning. Their true names give testimony of who they serve and descriptions of YHWH.
-True names of the patriarchs, prophets, disciples, and their meanings