YHWH and Yahshua There are the old expressions;” there is power in the name” and others that say “the name doesn’t matter”. Our Elohim states in Ex 3:13-15…And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, YHWH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
and also we read in Isa 52:6… Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
o YAHWEH’s name was taken out of the English Bible and replaced with LORD. YAHWEH’s name appeared over 6,000 times before they translated it and took it out.
o Due to the English translation of the Bible, the true proper names were removed and changed. An example of this can be found Acts 7:44-45 where Stephen is talking before he was killed. Here Iesus/Jesus should have been Joshua because Jesus was not there during that time.
Again in Heb 4:6-8, Jesus should be Joshua. The name Jesus is only about 400 years old. The 1611 King James Bible you will see Iesus and not Jesus because the letter “J” was not used as a letter. (see photos King James Version 1611 Edition)
o The gospel of Matthew was originally written in Hebrew, and Matthew called the messiah by his Hebrew name Yahshua or Yahashua, because he was a Jew. Jesus is a Greek name and Jesus looks like and is a gentile.
o According to Dictionary.com, “J” is a bit of a late bloomer; after all, it was the last letter added to the alphabet. It is no coincidence that /i/ and /j/ stand side by side – they actually started out as the same character. The letter /j/ began as a swash, a typographical embellishment for the already existing /i/. With the introduction of lowercase letters to the Roman numeric system, /j/ was commonly used to denote the conclusion of a series of one’s – as in “xiij” for the number 13.
o Both /i/ and /j/ were used interchangeably by scribes to express the sound of both the vowel and the consonant. It wasn’t until 1524 when Gian Giorgio Trissino, an Italian Renaissance grammarian known as the father of the letter /j/, made a clear distinction between the two sounds. Trissino’s contribution is important because once he distinguished the soft /j/ sound, as in “jam” (probably a loan sound), he was able to identify the Greek “Iesus” a mistranslation of the Hebrew “Yahshua,” as the Modern English “Jesus.” Thus the current phoneme for /j/ was born.