English speakers are mis-pronouncing so many names in the Bible??

@Gordano (794)
United States
October 24, 2011 6:04pm CST
There is no ( J ) in Hebrew nor is there a J sound in Hebrew, so why the Jews call themselves Jews while there is no (J) in Hebrew?? In Islam the Holy Quran call them Yahoud not Jews and Dawoud not David and Eisa not Jesus, and I think the Quran is the the most accurate as usual, think of all the names contains (J) in it while it is supposed to be translated from Hebrew: Jehovah Jesus Judea Judas Jerusalem Elijah What is your thoughts on this? Is it necessary to have the real names?
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@nerein (283)
• United States
24 Oct 11
Yes I do believe that the real names should be used. I mean how are people supposed to know who is really who if they do not have the right names. The pronunciation of the name is very important, you have to have it. With out it there is no way to know what is going on.
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@Gordano (794)
• United States
25 Oct 11
thank you for your comment, and I agree.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
26 Oct 11
It is because of translators that the "J" sound came about. You are right that there is no "J" sound in Hebrew. It is supposed to be a "Y" sound. It just became an accepted pronunciation. In Israel, the "Y" is the proper sound to use. It is only outside of the Holy Land that folks use the "J" sound. It may have started with the Germans calling them Judah. There is nothing wrong with changing the letter in common speech. Other countries do the same thing with other languages. Many Jews do not ever write the name of the Creator out, and many use the word Ha Shem instead of a proper name so as to never use the Creator's name improperly.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
26 Oct 11
Islam cannot be compared to the other major religions, as they worship a different god...the ancient arab moon god, allah.
@Gordano (794)
• United States
29 Oct 11
the moon god comment is something of your lies against Islam, you people keep telling lies till you believe them, but rest assured that this will never cause any harm to the religion of Islam, and Islam will remain the fastest growing religion on the earth whatever you do do to defame it. Muslims must recite at least one verse from the holy Quran after reciting the first chapter, it may be any verse from the Holy Quran, and if Muslims worship moon god How can they recite 41:37 which says: Among His Sings are the Night and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Adore not the sun and the moon, but adore God, Who created them, if it is Him ye wish to serve. this to know that you are a liar and nothing else.
@buenavida (8271)
• Sweden
25 Oct 11
You are right, many names in the Bible were pronounced differently. In Hebrew there were no vowels in the beginning, so we don´t know exacly how to pronounce them correctly. God´s personal name was written YHWH and when people became afraid of pronouncing His name at a certain time, the correct pronounciation was forgotten. Here is an article about this subject: http://www.watchtower.org/e/19990208/article_03.htm The most common pronounciation in English is Jehovah or Jahveh. We still know whom we talk about, don´t we? Many names are pronounced differently in different languages. We still use them as they identify the person we talk about.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
26 Oct 11
YHWH is described as the "sound of the wind" in the oral history of the Jewish people. There are many names for the Creator in the Torah...the longest being...Every word in the Torah strung together is the name of the Creator...
@buenavida (8271)
• Sweden
26 Oct 11
I have no knowledge of the Torah except if you mean the law to Israel, that is in the Hebrew scriptures of the Bible. It is interesting that God´s name YHWH is mentioned over 7000 times in the Bible. "That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth." Psalm 83:18 (King James Version)
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
27 Oct 11
It doesn`t really matter as long as you know who they were.If i read Jesus or Elijah i already know who they were even if in my own language we write Iisus and Ilie .Plus the new testament books were first written in old greek language.I think the most accurate book for the old testament names is the Tora or Torah ,the jews holly book,probably the Quran has taken the names from that book.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
24 Oct 11
Why would it make any difference as long as we know Who we're talking about? Jesus isn't pronounced in Spanish the way it is in English, so does that make one of them wrong?