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1The Caucasian people are Israel. Reference is made to: Treasure In The Field and Union Now, A. B. Traina, (Scripture Research Association); and Before the Bible: The Common Background of Greek and Hebrew Civilizations, Dr. Cyrus H. Gordon, (New York: Harper and Brothers). 

In the original the Sacred Names have deep literal and symbolic meaning which have been almost entirely lost by the substitution of the names of the local gods. From time-to-time attempts have been made at partial restoration as in the case of the Abbe' Crampon text:

"Mais vous qui avez abandonne' Yahweh oublie Ma montagne sainte, qui dressez une table a Gad et remplissez une coupe pour Meni Je Vous destine au glaive et vous vous courberez tous pour etre egorges."2

Moffatt in his Introduction makes the following statement concerning the Name,

"Strictly speaking this ought to be rendered 'Yahweh' which is familiar to modern readers in the erroneous form of 'Jehovah'. Were this version intended for students of the original, there would be no hesitation whatever in printing 'Yahweh' ".3

Although Moffatt substitutes "the Eternal" in place of Yahweh, he fully admits a distinct loss of meaning in this.4

The disadvantages of substitution have been recognized for a long time. The 1872 edition of Smith's Bible Dictionary states,

"The substitution of the word Lord is most unhappy; for, while it in no way represents the meaning of the sacred name, the mind has constantly to guard against a confusion with its lower uses, and, above all, the direct personal bearing of the name on the revelation of God ... is kept injuriously out of sight".5

Rotherham devotes a chapter of his Introduction6 to explanation of "The Name," the reasons for and consequences of its suppression and the need for its restoration. Regarding its suppression he says, in 1, Ch. IV, 22-29.

"It is therefore the most natural presumption that the suppression of The Name has entailed upon the reader, and especially upon the hearer, irreparable loss."

 

Restoration of the Name, Yahweh, is necessary, he says,

"Because its suppression was a mistake. So grave a mistake cannot be corrected too soon. An unwarrantable liberty has been taken; the path of humility is to retrace our steps."

The Sacred Name of the Creator, Yahweh or its short form, Yah7, is the one and only Name by which He is known in the entire Scriptures.

"That men may know that Thou, Whose Name alone is Yahweh, art the Most High over all the earth"8

The word, Yahweh, is composed of parts of the verb, "to be," and signifies "Self-Existent." While He has many titles such as Eloah, El-Elyon, and Elohim; and while He is characterized as Yahweh niss9, Yahweh-rapha10,

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