Hey guys, I realize I'm a n00b but I thought I might get a discussion going,
or at least find some clarity:
I came across this a few days ago and found it VERY interesting.
Apparently, so I've learned from 2 un-scholarly/non-refereed sources
that the tetragrammaton the Lord gave to Moses was a foretelling in itself of the coming of the Christ in this:
The letters that make up the Hebrew tetragrammaton also have words that they translate to by themselves.
Y - Yod also means "behold" "look at"
H - Heh also means "Hand"
V - Vau also means "Nail"
So the direct translation of it is "Behold the Hand, Behold the Nail."
Here is some of the source information
So to me this is awe-inspiring, that when I read that part of Exodus I felt humbled in seeing that even before the prophets enter the Bible, God has already made quite the connection between what He is and What He was to come (I use that wordage for a reason in relation to "I am that I am" or "I always have been, I am, and I always will be" being typical English translations of God's name)(YHWH), the name of God.The literal meaning of each of the 4 letters is: Yod= Hand, Heh = Behold/look at, Vav= Nail, Heh=Behold/look at, so the 4 letters read right to left as Hebrew, are "Look at/Behold the nail, look at/behold the hand"
Also, I thought I'd mention that when I learned this it automatically made me think of Thomas:
But this isn't just a thread about praising God, I was wondering if there is anyone who has more information on this. Is this legit? I mean does the Hebrew literal translation/transliteration really come out as thus? I believe it anyway, but I was hoping someone had an article, a bit of understanding about how that works."27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing." John 20:27 KJV
Does anyone know Hebrew? I've studied some Aramaic but my textbook doesn't help any. Or is this old news everyone knows?
Thanks, and just to for reference here's the Line from Exodus:
"14And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." Exodus 3:14 (KJV)