Friday, April 29, 2011 Praise to Our Creator's Name

...When you say, "HalleluYah,"  you are actually saying, "Praise Yah."  You are  praising His name.  In the Bible, HalleluYah  is an exclamation of joy and gratitude and has survived the passage of centuries, transcending the barriers of language and culture. What exactly does it mean? According to the Talmud, HalleluYah is the most sublime expression of God’s praise, combining together in one word both praise (hallel) and God’s Name (the two-letter, YH, Name ‘Ya-H’). 

Strong's definition for, "Hallel"

A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify: - (make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool (-ish, -ly), glory, give [light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.

Strong's definition for Yah

Contracted for H3068, and meaning the same; Yah, the sacred name: - Yah, the Lord, most vehement. Cp. names in “-iah,” “-yah.”

Here's some info. I found about the word, "HalleluYah" 
(commonly written as Hallelujah)
HallelujahHalleluyah and the Latin form Alleluia are transliterations of the Hebrew word הללויה (Standard HalleluyaTiberian Halləlûyāh) meaning "PraiseYah" (from the first two letters of the name of God, YHWH, written JHVH in Latin). Hallelujah is found primarily in the book of Psalms. The word is used inJudaism as part of the Hallel prayers, and in Christian prayer. It has been accepted into the English language and has a similar pronunciation in many other languages.
(I have heard that where ever you go, HalleluYah is pronounced just the same way as every where else.  Abba's name preserved throughout the ages.)

The second part, Yah, is a shortened form of YHWH, the name for the Creator.[3] This name is not pronounced by Jews, as they are not permitted to speak the name of God, and in any case the correct pronunciation is not known. However, it is sometimes rendered by Christians as "Yahweh" or "Jehovah".

Psa 104:35  Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless you YHWH, O my soul. Praise Yah (HalleluYah).
. Psa 111:1  PraiseYah (HalleluYah). I will praise YHWH with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. 
Psa 117:1  O praise Yah (HalleluYah), all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. 
Psa 117:2  For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the YHWH endureth for ever. Praise Yah (HalleluYah). 
Rev 19:1  And after this I heard a loud voice of a great crowd in the heaven, saying, “alleluyah! Deliverance and esteem and respect and power to יהוה our Elohim! 

Be blessed and have a wonderful Shabbat:)


Moira said...

Boker tov Traci~
Great post! The thing I find amazing about this word is that you hear people all over the world use it ,but MOST don't realize what they are saying, sad :(

It is a BEAUTIFUL word that speaks volumes when used correctly! What a great opportunity we have to tell others that they have been using the NAME of the Almighty all these years without knowing, then see what they do after they know~
Shalom Shalom,

Traci said...

You said it right! It is so awesome to know that we can have insight to our creator's name and that we have been saying it all through the ages!

Truly, what will people do with it once they know...

Shalom friend:)

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