Divine Names Simplified


Jahawah יָהָוָה

pronounced Yah’-ha-vah’

When translating Hebrew to English the /j/ in Jah is a voiced palatal approximant, pronounced as a /y/.

The voiced palatal approximant is a type of consonant used in many spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨j⟩. The equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is j, and in the Americanist phonetic notation it is ⟨y⟩.


God’s Name also contains “av” which means Father. It has to, or it’s nothing.


It just so happens the aw sound in English is the אוו av (pronounced ahv) sound in Hebrew.

In addition to ahavah (love), the Name Jahawah also contains Yah (the poetic or contracted form of the Divine Name), havah (to breathe, to be – in the sense of existence), av (Father) and avah (to sign, mark, describe with a mark).

Strong’s #H1933 Definition has a correction that needs to be made from H183 to H184. God’s Name has no negative associations in it.

Strong’s #H1933 Definition

הָוָא hâvâʼ, haw-vaw’; or הָוָה hâvâh; a primitive root (compare H183, H1961) supposed to mean properly, to breathe; to be (in the sense of existence)

hawah without vowels is hwh הוה
the letter yodh (י) added to the beginning identifies the subject of the verb as third person as in JHWH יהוה
Look again at Strong’s definition above הָוָה hâwâh
Now compare hawah הָוָה and Jahawah יָהָוָה

Q. About when did the Hebrew ‘waw’ begin to be taken as ‘vav’?

A. The historic pronunciation of this letter (a voiced bilabial) is /waw/, a pronunciation attested in various Semitic languages (ancient and modern). Moreover, even the Masoretes (600 C.E.–1000 C.E.) arguably pronounced this letter as /waw/ (not /vav/). The common pronunciation of this letter today as /vav/ (rather than /waw/) is a reflection of conventions in the modern period, primarily those hailing from Germanic language practices (notice, for example, that the German letter /w/ is pronounced as an English /v/, not as an English /w/; thus, the German word “Wasser” [water] is pronounced /vasser/ in German). In sum, the tradition of pronouncing this letter as /waw/ is historically more accurate (and so it is found in many grammars of biblical Hebrew, including Thomas Lambdin’s). The convention of pronouncing it as /vav/ is also acceptable, but this pronunciation does hail from the modern period.

Christopher Rollston, “Ancient Hebrew”, n.p. [cited 27 Mar 2021]. Online: https://www.bibleodyssey.org:443/en/tools/ask-a-scholar/ancient-hebrew

The Hebrew Tetragrammaton JHWH is to be translated Jahawah. It is a reminder 6728 times in the Bible that God is Our Father and God is love.

Note that Yehowah and Yeshua share the same digraph as the first two letters and more if you do it phonetically. Observe.



Both Jahawah and Jehowah in their ancient form have a voiced bilabial or /w/ sound in the last syllable. They also both have the vowel placement for the first syllable. This would help people remember God’s Name.

And there’s more. The Name related to Yehoshua. Yeho can simply mean “God”.

Is it Ya-ha’-shu-wah or Ye-ho’-shu-wah? This is a timeless question and I can create both.

God sent his name from Heaven with his Son so we would never forget it again.

Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: ~King James Version

Theophoric means “derived from God’s Name”, not “part of God’s Name”.

Other short forms are found as a component of theophoric Hebrew names in the Bible: jô- or jehô- (29 names) and -jāhû or -jāh (127 jnames). A form of jāhû/jehô appears in the name Elioenai (Elj(eh)oenai) in 1Ch 3:23–24; 4:36; 7:8; Ezr 22:22, 27; Neh 12:41.

Jah is the contracted or poetic form of the Name as well as the first syllable.

Isaiah 52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

John 17:26 and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

יֶשַׁע Jeshua is Lord

pronounced Ye’-shu-uh (Galilean Aramaic)


Jesha יֶשַׁע absolute state (salvation)

Sounds like Yesha even when you spell it Yeshua יֶשַׁוּע


Jeshua means “Salvation”.

It is pronounced Ye’-shu-uh (Galilean Aramaic accent). This is the only Aramaic thing to believe.

For Bibles in English this should be in the preface.

Yahavah and Yeshua should be used for easy reading and comprehension. It should be natural for the English speaking person.