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A note about Scripture

Most of the scripture quoted on this site is “name-corrected”, either NIV, KJV, or NKJV. These versions are readily available, extremely popular, and easy to read. They suffer one major deficiency, as do most English translations – use of the title “the LORD” in place of Yah’s name.

In the preface to the NIV, the authors state:

In regard to the divine name YHWH, commonly referred to as the Tetragrammatron, the translators adopted the device used in most English versions of rendering that name as “LORD” in capital letters to distinguish it from Adonai, another Hebrew word rendered “Lord”, for which small letters are used. Wherever the two names stand together in the Old Testament as a compound name of God, they are rendered “Sovereign LORD”.

In most places, I have corrected this substitution, and returned Yah’s name to the text. To see why this change is important, please see the section, “Please don’t call me the LORD.” (Yet to come.)

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.”

4 Responses to “A note about Scripture”

  1. Steve Robinson says:

    I found your site through YY forum. I immediately found ‘our Lord’ used in place of Messiah or Savior. So….See ya.

  2. admin says:

    “I found your site through YY forum. I immediately found ‘our Lord’ used in place of Messiah or Savior. So….See ya.”

    Hi Steve,

    That reference to “our Lord” is as it appears in the NIV, where it is used as a title, not in place of His name. (As noted above, I have corrected the references to “the LORD”, when used in place of Yahweh’s name.)
    I considered using “Master” to avoid the confusion with “Lord”, but want to understand better how the place holders were used in the Greek before making the changes.

    I understand your sensitivity on this — I’ll move this up on the priority list.

    Any other feedback?

    Thanks again for taking the time to check out the site, and for sending me a note.
    Sorry it took so long to get back with you.

    In His Love,
    mark.

  3. Dennis Treacy says:

    This is the best use of Scripture in explaining the need to keep Yahweh’s commandments.

    I travel in evangelical circles, where they strain out the nat to come up with Calvin, and other replacement theology. They truly believe grace has eliminated the law, but at the same time use the law to convict other of sin in order to present the gospel message.

    I would love to send them to this site, but these folks have already condemned the Yada Yahweh site as heresy. YY was just too overwhelming for them, much like requiring gentile converts to learn and obey the entire law as new converts in Paul’s time.

    Now my problem is this comments area, the mention of Yada Yahweh will drive them off without as much as reading the page, anyone who comes from YY is a heretic in their understanding.

    Is their a link to this page that does not include anything from YY or has no comments from those from YY.

    Don’t get me wrong I am registered on YY and love the site, but this site is better to start my devout Christian friends on the narrow path.

  4. admin says:

    Thanks for the kind words about the site. I’ve considered eliminating the comments altogether (mostly because of the time I spend manually filtering spam), but haven’t made that decision yet. Would printing or emailing the text from the posts, rather than pointing friends to the site, be a solution?

    In addition to the comments, I also offer links, including one to the text of YY. While there are some things I don’t understand the same way, I have learned a lot from YY and encourage others to study and ask Yah’s Spirit for guidance.

    Shalom.

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