The names given in Hebrew were YHWH
Now some say YHWH is Yahweh and some say it is Yahuah. Some also believe that YHWH was inserted by the Jewish people who reworded the texts.
There are so many different views on The Almightys real name and many people say the many names stem from Baal.
Quite interesting that Baal symbol is a Bull or sheep which is also found in many churches.
This symbol is found dating back to Ancient Egypt.
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/ram.htm Extract below
The below extract was an interesting article on Quora by Fred Buess
The five books of Torah are written in Hebrew and teach readers and hearers to worship YHWH, and no other power. The Hebrew Scriptures which include the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings, refer directly to YHWH by Name nearly 7000 times.
The Bible, in whatever language it is read other than Hebrew, teaches its followers to worship the Lord God from beginning to end.
The Torah teaches in Hebrew that the Name of the Creator and Redeemer of the world is YHWH and that this Name is His “shem zakar”, meaning His Name of Remembrance for all time. Commandment number three of the “Ten Commandments” in Hebrew specifically speaks of the Name “YHWH” and warns that THIS Name must never be disregarded or diminished in any way. The clearest translation of the third commandment is simply this: “You shall not disregard/diminish the Name YHWH your Elohim!”
The word “God” (spelled gimel dalet in Hebrew) does appear in the Hebrew Scriptures. But in Hebrew “God” is associated with “Baal” and never YHWH. It is a name referring to one who distributes fortune. It is the proper name of Baal as in “Baal-God.” Baal means husband or master or lord, so a possible translation of “Baal-God” in Hebrew is “Lord God”–the master who brings good fortune, or perhaps, answers prayers.
Translators have substituted “God” for the Hebrew word “elohim”, but the simple fact that “God” is associated with “Baal” in Hebrew precludes translator’s insistence that “God” is an accurate translation of the Hebrew word “Elohim.” “God” is an elohim other than YHWH. In the Hebrew Torah, YHWH forbids His People to have any relationship with God, the distributor or good fortune, or any other elohim.
Here is the etymology of the name “God” from Wikipedia: The English word “God” continues the Old English God (Gup, Gudis in Gothic, Gud in modern Scandinavian, God in Dutch and Gott in modern German), which is thought to derive from Proto-Germanic “Gudan” . . . . . It is generally agreed that it derives from a Proto-Indo-European neuter passive perfect participle “Gutom.” This form within (late) Proto-Indo-European itself was possibly ambiguous, and thought to derive from a root “geu–to pour, libate,” or from a root “gau–to call, invoke. Sanskrit huta=”having been sacrificed,” from the verb root hu = “sacrifice’, but a slight shift in translation gives the meaning “one to whom sacrifices are made.” Depending on which possibility is preferred, the pre-Christian meaning of the Germanic term may either have been “libation” or “that which is libated upon, idol.”
Nothing in the etymology links “God” to “YHWH.” God is NOT YHWH. God is someone else.
The Elohim who created the World according to Genesis in Hebrew, was not God, but YHWH. The Elohim of Abraham, Yitzak and Yakob was not God, but YHWH. The Elohim who redeems His People and promised to Restore all things is not God, but YHWH. Joel chapter 2 in Hebrew does NOT say, “all who call upon the name of the Lord (or God) will be saved.” Yoel chapter 2 says in Hebrew, “all who call upon the Name YHWH will be saved.”
If Yoel wrote that all who call upon YHWH will be saved, why would a translator remove the Name YHWH and replace it with another name?
There is something very significant going on when the Name YHWH is replaced with another name.
The Name above all names is YHWH. The One who is sent in His Name to save us, must have His Name, and must be YHWH’s Salvation. In Hebrew, this is YAHshua, meaning YHWH saves or YHWH’s Salvation. Thus there is only one Name under heaven whereby we must be saved and that Name is YHWH, and His Salvation–the Salvation of YHWH–is YAHshua. Simple. Yet profound.
The Torah teaches that YHWH is Echad!. YHWH is ONE. Not divided. Yahshua Messiah is the Word OF YHWH. The Lamb OF YHWH. The Torah OF YHWH become flesh. He is the right hand OF YHWH. The part of YHWH that YHWH chose to reveal to us. He is one “like unto Moses” speaking the words of Moses.
Likewise, the spirit of YHWH is simply YHWH’s Spirit. It is the part of YHWH that He sends to write His Torah on our hearts. This does not mean that YHWH is “three in one” any more than the fact that I have two arms, two legs and and head makes me “five in one.”
YHWH is One! Scripture tells us this over and over. His Messiah is part of Him. His Spirit is part of Him. His Word is part of Him. He said He never changes.
Did not Yahshua say in Matthew 5, “not a jot or a tittle of the Torah will change so long as heaven and earth exist?” He came teaching the Torah and living the Torah. When a man came to Him asking, “what shall I do to inherit eternal life,” what did Yahshua say? Keep the Torah of Moses.
Messiah Yahshua is the revelation of YHWH to us. He is the written Torah become flesh.
Messiah Yahshua was never known to anyone as Jesus during the time He walked this earth. He was not known as Jesus to people who spoke Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, or any other language. This name simply did not exist then. It is not a Hebrew name. It is not a Greek name either. The ‘J‘ sound in the name “Jesus” appears linguistically for the first time 500 years ago in the English language. Just as the name “Lord God” was substituted for YHWH and universally accepted, so the name Jesus was substituted for Yahshua–the salvation of YHWH–and also universally accepted just 500 years ago. “Jesus” comes from Hey-sus which is chilling, because in Hebrew “Hey-sus” would be a way of saying “Behold Zeus.” Some claim “Jesus” comes from the Greek name “Iesous”, the goddess of healing, which is equally chilling for those of us who refuse to honor any elohim other than YHWH.
A name, especially a name that is honored and cherished and loved, does not change from culture to culture and language to language. I am Fred to those who know and love me whether they speak English, Spanish, German or Swedish.
With this background, the question regarding the difference between Messiah Yahshua of the so-called “new” testament and YHWH of the Torah and Prophets can be answered. Yahshua said, “I and my Father are echad”–ONE–just as I and my right arm are one. Deuteronomy 6 tells us, “Shema Israel, YHWH our Elohim! YHWH is ONE! John chapter 1 tells us that Messiah Yahshua is the “Word” of YHWH. Isaiah and Psalms and all the Prophets tell us that the Torah of Moses is the “Word” of YHWH. Thus, Yahsuah Messiah is the Torah of Moses in the flesh, nailed to a pagan cross, and raised alive again to be written on the hearts of YHWH’s People as prophesied throughout the Scriptures.
There is no difference between the Messiah of the “new” testament and YHWH of the Hebrew Scriptures, IF we have the right Messiah. The surest proof that we have found a false messiah is the existence of ANY difference between our messiah and YHWH, the Elohim of the Hebrew Scriptures!
I’ll try to briefly explain the “apparent” difference that both Christians and Jews find between the Messiah of the “new” testament and YHWH.
YHWH’s GRACE to Abraham and to all of His People is His GIFT which is a path that leads to LIFE. Of Abraham YHWH said in Genesis 26, “he kept my statutes, my judgements, my commandments and my Torah.” There is no other definition of righteousness in all of Scripture from beginning to end. Righteousness is walking in the Torah of YHWH without adding to it, or subtracting from it. Ask any prophet of Scripture. Ask Messiah who said the Torah will never be altered. Ask Paul who said that the Torah of YHWH is “perfect and just and good.” Ask John who said, “sin is transgression of the Torah.” YHWH’s People walk that path by faith–hearing and doing–the Torah of YHWH. This is exactly what Messiah taught throughout the Gospels and this is what Paul meant when he said, “for by grace are you saved through faith.” Grace is YHWH’s gift of the Torah, which YHWH SAID leads to LIFE. Faith is hearing and doing the Torah which is our reasonable sacrifice–a burden that is easy and light. The heavy burden–the law that leads to death and the instructions that no man can live by–are the rules and regulations of men. These are the thousands of rules of religion and millions of laws which men have added to YHWH’s written Torah, in direct violation of His Torah.
Messiah Yahshua never spoke against the Torah. In fact, He said in Matthew 5 that anyone who would observe the least instruction of the Torah, and would teach other men to keep it as well, would be called “great” in the Kingdom of Heaven. Likewise, anyone who would relax even the least instruction of Torah, and teach other men to transgress the least instruction of the Torah of Moses, would be “least” in the Kingdom of Heaven. Yahshua said in Matthew 7 that he who hears the Words of My Father and DOES them, is like a man who built his house upon a rock.
Paul never spoke against the Torah of Moses either. But to understand this, one must understand that there is only one Greek word for Torah, or Instruction. That word is “nomia”. So regardless of whether Paul is talking about the Torah of Moses, or the Rules and Regulations of men, the word comes through Greek as “nomia”, poorly translated to us in English as “law.”
But it is simple to sort this out. Whenever Paul is speaking positively about the “nomia” or “law”, he is speaking of the Torah of Moses which is “perfect and just and good.” Whenever Paul is speaking negatively about the “nomia” or “law”, he is speaking of the rules and regulations of men which add or subtract to the Torah of Mose and lead to death. As an exercise, here is Paul speaking in Galations chapter 2 with this vital translation problem sorted out:
Knowing that a man is not justified by obeying the rules of men, but by walking in the Torah of Moses just as Messiah Yahshua did, we followed the example of Messiah Yahshua that we might be made righteous by living as He did, and not by the religious rules of men (Paul is probably thinking of the oral torah and rules of the rabbis here), for by those works shall no man be made righteous.
This statement of Paul, with the vital difference between the “nomia” of YHWH, and the “nomia” of men sorted out, and with a Hebrew understanding of “faith” and “belief”, is in perfect harmony with the Torah, the Prophets, and with the words of Messiah Himself.
Thus the question is answered fully. There is absolute NO DIFFERENCE between the true Messiah of the “new”, or better translated “renewed” testament, and YHWH of the Hebrew Scriptures.
My post entitled Exploring the descendants of GAD has an extract from article the extract is relevant for this post.