Video: The Revelation of the Divine Name to Moses

Thomas Römer discusses myth & memory at UCSD's recent Out of Egypt conference

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University of Lausanne scholar Thomas Römer delivered the lecture “The Revelation of the Divine Name to Moses” at the recent Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination conference hosted by Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego. Watch the full lecture video below or click here for more information on the conference, including dozens of additional video lectures.

Lecture video courtesy of conference host Thomas E. Levy, distinguished professor and Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at UCSD. All videos originally published on the Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination website, which features additional Exodus research and more information on the UCSD conference.

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  1. Jonathan says

    This man’s presuppositions lead to extraneous interpretations of Hosea 12 among other passages. Hosea 12 states Yahwah is related to Egypt? This is a (misguided) opinion stated as fact on his PowerPoint and in his lecture. What else is he presenting as fact that is should be opinion?

    He cannot even pronounce the name of Yahwah correctly according to the historical manuscripts, using a modern Hebrew phonetic alphabet for an ancient name, and adding a Greek suffix “Yahvay.” Yet his lecture is on the name?

    Shortened name forms:
    Yah: Hallelujah –> Hallu Yah
    Yaho: Benjamin Netanyaho (Jewish news media says it “Netanyao”)
    Yaho: Iao (Greek Old Testament), Iaou (Clement of Alexandria)

    Full name:
    Yahoah/Yahwah: Ieoua (Philo of Byblos), Ioa (Severi of Antioch), Yah Wah (“History of the Native American Indians” by James Adair, 1775), Y’Wah (Karen tribe, Burma), …

    Yah –> Yaho/Yao –> Yahoah/Yahwah

    Elohim a name? Elohim means “judge” or “deity.” It was used interchangeably with Yahwah in the same time periods, not as a name but as a title. ????

  2. Kurt says

    To enjoy divine favor and blessing, we must walk in Jehovah’s name. This is powerfully expressed at Micah 4:5, where the prophet declares: “All the peoples, for their part, will walk each one in the name of its god; but we, for our part, shall walk in the name of Jehovah our God to time indefinite, even forever.” Walking in Jehovah’s name does not mean merely saying that he is our God. It calls for more than our participation in Christian meetings and the Kingdom-preaching work, although such activities are also vital. If we are walking in Jehovah’s name, we are dedicated to him and are endeavoring to serve him faithfully out of whole-souled love. (Matthew 22:37) And as his worshipers, surely we are determined to walk in the name of Jehovah our God to all eternity.

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