Thursday, December 13, 2007

Excerpt from Wildbranch Ministries

Names Mean Things

"A false balance is an abomination to YHVH: but a just weight is His delight."

Did you notice that I changed LORD to YHVH? Why? Because that is His name. But what does that mean? There are a lot of names and words that are revealed about the Creator but let us be honest. The name that creates the controversy is what we affectionately call the tetragrammaton. First of all, what does 'tetragrammaton' mean? Well it comes from two Greek words, tetrameaning 'four', and gramma meaning letters. So it means four letters. This word is not in the scriptures, it is just our quaint little way of referring to this revelation of 'Elohiym that most people either insist you say the correct way, or insist that you do not attempt any pronunciation at all. Either way, according to these two scales, you are doomed. But our attempt is to present a just weight. For you see, many times we find ourselves standing between the two extremes.

Brad Scott
The WildBranch Ministry
P. O. Box 97
Vernal, Utah 84078