JHWH, Adonai, El-shaddai, Elohim, M'kadesh, Shamah, Hineni
Ron, currently I'm listening to religious songs, and some of its worlds are spoken in Hebrew I think, like:
- Jehova Elohim
- Jehova Adonai
- Jehova M'kadesh
- Jehova Shammah
Actually it's not Catholic Song, just Christian Song.
Do you have any opinion on what those words meaning? Or have links about it?
Oh, and my christian friend said that Jesus full name is Iesus Hamasiakh, is it true?
Adonai - a name for God in the Bible (Lord)
Hineni means 'Here I am'
El-shaddai - a name for God in the Bible (God Almighty)
Elohim - a name for God in the Bible (God or deity or divine)
Jehova - is a mistranslation of the four letter Hebrew name for God (Yahweh) in the Bible YHWH
Jehova M'kadesh - means holy God
Jehova Shammah - means God is here
JHWH - should be YHWH
Jehova is a term usually used by Protestants, esp. fundamentalists.
Iesus Hamasiakh - should be Ha Mashiach (the Messiah or the Christ)
Your friend is just throwing some Hebrew words at you from the OT.
It happens that some fundamentalist Protestants, and some Catholics as well, will learn a few words in Hebrew or Greek to make it seem as if they understand the Bible or the Faith better than other persons. They go on and on about how the true meaning of a word is only comprehensible in the Hebrew or Greek. In most cases, such persons do not actually know Hebrew or Greek, they just learned a few words in those languages.
As for me, I know Latin, but not Hebrew or Greek.
Roman Catholic theologian
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