The Explanation
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The Explanation

Yahweh or Yahveh. Meaning & Identity of God’s Name

Yahweh or Yahveh. What is essential is to understand the meaning of the Name of God and His relationship to humankind, you and me.

Yahweh — Yahveh. The importance is the meaning that He is a Personal Caring God.
Yahweh — Yahveh. The importance is the meaning that He is a Personal Caring God.

Sam’s Reflections

Genesis chapters 1–3 come under some scathing criticism, and jeering scorn by many who believe that this is misinformation or worse to feed the people lies to control their minds. Others believe that because of the different grammatical approaches and writing styles, there are various authors. Still, others believe this was written for gullible Israelites in a language for their epoch and has nothing to do with us today. Even Bible readers scratch their heads in quizzical wonderment at these enigmatic passages. Theologians and authors never cease to comment on these chapters. Go over to Amazon and type in Genesis 1 to find dozens of works from all angles, dishing out the pros and cons of the value of these scriptures.

The Explanation refers to none of them. This work is not based on any translation of these chapters. It does use the King James Version and brings you comprehension in English. However, the original Biblical Hebrew is the foundation for The Explanation; this includes some cultural practices of the time of the authorship. However, Genesis 1–3 and the rest of the Bible are not epoch specific. It is the story of humankind from its inception (Genesis 1–3) through to the end of humankind (Revelation 22). Yes, there is a final chapter to humanity, but that’s far from being the end of the book. That said, let’s not get ahead of the story.

Genesis 2 is one of the most revealing chapters in the Bible. Let me say clearly that without the fundamental comprehension of this chapter, you cannot understand the basics. As I point out in How Humankind Reasons (Audit of the Universe, chapter 14), scholars in all fields of learning, including anthropology and psychology, be they scientists, theologians, or philosophers are in hot debate and total disagreement about what constitutes a human being and how they function.

You might think I’m crazy to say this, but it’s because the erudite don’t understand the basic information of Genesis 2. I forewarn you that to read this; you are going to need a clear mind. You’re going to need to ride your worldview of some of the clutter you’ve accumulated. You’re going to have to rebuild from the foundation up. The information here is based on Biblical Hebrew and the 7 keys to unlock meaning from the original language of the Bible. Biblewide texts corroborate this knowledge of Genesis 2. Whether you’re a Bible reader or scholar or not, most of this read will be new to you. Let’s get started.

Genesis 2:3–6

3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

4 These are the generations (H8435 toldot, plural) of the heavens and of the earth when they were created (H1254 bara), in the day that the LORD (H3068 YAHWEH or YAHVEH) God made (H6213) the earth and the heavens,

5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD (H3068) God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Who is YAHWEH?


יְהֹוָה Yᵉhôvâh yeh-ho-vaw’; from H1961 (הָיָה); (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God:
KJV — Jehovah, the Lord. Compare H3050 (יָהּ), H3069 (יְהֹוִה).


הָיָה hâyâh haw-yaw; a primitive root (compare H1933 (הָוָא)); to exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary):

KJV — beacon, ⨯ altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, ⨯ have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, ⨯ use.

Exodus 3:13–15

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, and shall say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say to them?

14 And God said to Moses, I AM (H1961) THAT I AM (H1961): and he said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.

15 And God said moreover to Moses, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, The LORD (H3068) God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you: this is my name for ever (H5769, everlasting), and this is my memorial (H2143, remembrance) to all generations (H1755, age, posterity).


John 1:1–5, 17

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

  • The Creator in Genesis 1:1.
  • Verse 4 states the WORD has life inherent and therefore is Eternal. See Further study below.
  • The WORD is also the light of humans
  • He is the shining light in the darkness; this is the spiritual light paralleled by the Creation of natural light on Day 1 of Creation week.

Further Study



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Biblical Hebrew is my passion, the basis of my writing. I ministered & reside in Paris, FR. My books reveal the Bible is a 21st C. handbook.