Yahweh’s name in the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Yahweh's name Dead Sea Scrolls

This is a photo of Psalms 119:59-64 in the Dead Sea Scrolls which are a collection of Hebrew Scriptures that date back 2000 years.

Note Yahweh’s name in the ancient Hebrew script while the rest of the text is in a more modern Hebrew that was used at the time. Also note that each line begins with the Hebrew letter “Heth” which corresponds with it’s part in the acrostical 119th psalm.

Compare this to the Masoretic Hebrew Text:

Now in English:

Psalms 119:56-64 (NKJV)
I thought about my ways, And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
60 I made haste, and did not delay To keep Your commandments.
61 The cords of the wicked have bound me, [But] I have not forgotten Your law.
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You, Because of Your righteous judgments.
63 I [am] a companion of all who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts.
64 The earth, O יהגה, is full of Your mercy; Teach me Your statutes.

Yahweh’s name is found in the Dead Sea Scrolls over 2200 times!

See also: Tetragrammaton Found in Earliest Copies of the Septuagint