According to documented secular history, there were many gods that were known to numerous civilizations. The ancient Israelite civilization was no different.
The ancient Assyrians had their gods; Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, had his gods; even the Greeks and Romans had theirs. But WHO, exactly, is the Sovereign of the ancient Israelites?
Today, those who follow the Jewish religion called Judaism, say that the name of their god is Jehovah. In fact, the Concordance shows that the name “Jehovah” is the JEWISH national name of God:
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In light of this, we’re going to examine Biblical and secular documents to find out more about the Jewish god, Jehovah, and we’re going to see, just from the evidence, IF this is the god of the ANCIENT Israelites and whether or not YOU, a Hebrew and descendant of Yacob, should call on the name of this god.
Today, there is a religion that owes its name to the Jewish god, Jehovah. The religion is called Jehovah’s Witnesses. You might be familiar with its followers because in order to be considered an “active” member of the religion, you must accumulate a determined amount of time by passing out the religion’s reading material, which gets reported as “time” that you must submit monthly. The religious reading material is printed by its self-named Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
The religion’s leaders, like the religious leaders of Judaism, say that the name of their god comes from the tetragramamton or, the four letters YHWH, and both religions say that these four letters represent the name: Yahweh. So let us go into our reference text, the Hebrew Lexicon (there are Hebrew Lexicons and Concordances online if you don’t have your own copy) and see what it tells us about the name Jehovah, as well as its abbreviated forms: Jah and Yah (you will be surprised).
What the Hebrew Lexicon Reveals
What does the Lexicon reveal about the names Jehovah and Yahweh? Surprisingly, it reveals that this god is NOT who the ancient Israelites looked to for guidance, but is actually the god of the Phoenicians. And his name is: Ba’al. That’s right: Ba’al. Let’s take look at some proof:
In the Hebrew Lexicon, at reference number 1180, you will see that Jehovah is Ba’al. The Lexicon reveals that Strong’s number 1180 comes from Strong’s number 1167. But what will you find at Strong’s 1167? The Lexicon, again, reveals that the name Jehovah is a symbolical name for Ba’al. If you follow that reference by clicking on the reference link 1167, you will arrive here: Jehovah is another name of Ba’al. And curiously, if you read the definition at reference 1167, it tells you that reference number 1168 is THE SAME as reference number 1167. And what is the definition for reference number 1168: Ba’al bah’-al the same as 1167; Ba’al, a Phoenician deity. So in fact, Jehovah IS Ba’al, a Phoenician diety, not the Sovereign of Yacob. (We should note, however, that ancient Israel did leave the Sovereign Creator and his Laws to worship the deity known as Ba’al, and if you have read the history of ancient Israel, then you know they experienced some rather bitter consequences for spiritual apostasy;
So you might now be wondering: What about the name Yah, then? This is the name that is found in Psalms with the phrase rendered: “hallelujah”, right? Wrong. What you didn’t know is that the word hallelujah has a meaning unknown to those who are not familiar with the Hebrew or Arabic tongues. In fact, the name Yah is derived from the four-letter YHWH (Yahweh), and according to the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, the name Yah means: My Ba’al. You can read it for yourself, here. You will see as you scroll down that Yah is another symbolic name for Ba’al and it also represents the Egyptian Moon god.
AHAYAH is the ONLY True Name of the Most High thy Power and YASHIYA/YASHAYA is the ONLY True Name of his Son our Saviour.