It is NOT the "JEH" part, it is the "OVAH" part that is totally inconsistent with hebrew and hwo the divien name was revealed to Moses ( I am that I am).
The fact is that Jehovah IS a mistranslation, that is a fact.
Are you sure? Well that comes down to whether the Hebrew letter waw is a W or a V, for which I can only think of David, and that is a V. When it comes to names in foreign languages I think the issue should be more about consistency than accuracy.
The monk (named Martini If I recall) who first coined the usage, again from memory, in the late 1400's, put in the vowels from Adhonai, the word for "Lord", without any justification.
So it is a mis-transliteration at least. Since we do not know what vowels were used in YHWH for sure, it is just possible, by some lucky coincidence, that Martini was not over indulging in the family aperitif, and got it right !
I doubt it though.
Surely for believers it must be plain to see that God did not want it used, if He did , He would have preserved it in a such a way that we could be sure we were using it correctly and respectfully.
Wobble, this argument contradicts itself and makes a totally ludicrous statement. You first argue that the vowels in Jehovah have no justification, but you then say we do not know the correct vowels. So my response is- HE MIGHT AS WELL USE THEM THEN! I don't get what your problem is.
The ludicrous statement is God would have preserved his name if he wanted us to use it. That's like saying if he wanted everyone to read the bible he would have written it in everyone's language! The fact is the tetragram does exist and it does not translate as the LORD. That is a false translation. Truth is we don't know how any Hebrew word sounded originally.
What is everyone's problem?
My problem is this little word is being attributed far too much power by virtue of people's fear of it. By avoiding it's use you are giving the JW's a prize gift of exclusively owning that word which they have no right to!
It's just as accurate a translation of the Hebrew as "Jerusalem" and "David". Get over it!