14. Does the Name 'Yahweh' derive from the pagan idol Jupiter ??
Nehemia Gordon teaches that people who pray to Yahweh are actually praying to Jupiter! This is very disturbing to anyone who uses the pronunciation 'Yahweh'.
Nehemia Gordon claims to have discovered new information which is supposed to clearly prove that 'Yahweh' derives from Jupiter (Jove). By purporting that Yahweh is the name of a pagan idol, Nehemia has convinced thousands of people to stop using the pronunciation Yahweh and to use Yehovah instead.
Furthermore, scholars have been confused by the fact that many pagan cultures preserve names which are similar to Yahweh, Yah, and Yahu. This has led to numerous inaccurate claims that the Name YHWH derives from some pagan deity.
But is there any real evidence to prove that Yahweh derives from Jupiter? This is the topic of video 14! We will investigate the claims of Nehemia Gordon regarding Theodoret, Wilhelm Gesenius, and especially the Samaritans who supposedly never pronounced the Name YHWH and only worshiped Jupiter.