Where is Yeaweh found in the bible, and is this the name Jesus is called?
Robert, from Lafayette, Alabama
There are various spellings of the Hebrew word that is spelled Jehovah in the Old Testament. Perhaps the most common spelling is Yhovah. The term Jehovah is the pre-mortal name of Jesus Christ. He is th God of the Old Testament, and acts as one with the Father, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Elohim or Eloheim. Either spelling has a plural ending, literally meaning the Gods. However, that name refers to God the Father, the Father of the spirits of all mankind. As stated by Elder Dallin H. Oaks, of the Quorum of the Twelve of the Mormon Church—
“As we state in our first article of faith, We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. God the Father, the great Elohim, the Almighty God, is the Father of our spirits, the framer of heaven and earth, and the author of the plan of our salvation (see Moses 1:31-33; Moses 2:1-2; D&C 20:17-21). Jesus Christ is his Only Begotten Son, Jehovah, the Holy One and God of Israel, the Messiah, the God of the whole earth (3 Ne. 11:14)” (Elder Dallin H. Oaks, The Light and Life of the World, Ensign, November 1987, p.63).
That Jehovah is NOT God the Father, but rather the Old Testament name given to Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind, is amply demonstrated in the Old Testament itself, as in Exodus 6:2-3—
2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them (Ex 6:2-3).
The Hebrew term for the word, God, in verse 2, is ‘elohiym, and in the verse, the singular form, ‘el, is used. The word, LORD, in verse two is the English translation of the term, Jehovah, which is given in verse three, JEHOVAH, as the one speaking. This passage could be rendered as—
2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am Jesus Christ:
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jesus Christ was I not known to them.
In another scripture, (Zech 12:8-10), Jehovah specifically identifies himself as Jesus Christ—
8 In that day shall the LORD [Jehovah] defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD [Jehovah] before them.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I [Jehovah] will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I [Jehovah] will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me [Jehovah] whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him [Jehovah] , as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
It is obvious here that Jehovah is identifying himself as the Son who was to be crucified, representing himself as the only begotten of the Father and the first born Son in the spirit world.