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28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
In the literal translation of this title from the Hebrew, the true meaning and beautiful signification of it is brought to light. The same words were uttered by Moses, and are recorded in Deut. 6:4. "Hear, Ο Israel: Yahweh, our Elohim. is One Yahweh."
"He who shall be our mighty ones, is the One who shall be." (Eureka, Vol. 1, p.100).
This is a name of deep and wonderful significance. When we understand that it is a title which introduces the great Creator of heaven and earth to His people Israel, and that it expresses to them His purpose of being manifested in future time in the person of a promised One; and also in a multitude of mighty ones; and yet He is One.
And in making Himself thus known to them, He requires them to love Him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, it may well fill our minds with the deepest reverence and most soul-stirring contemplations; causing us to feel our own unworthiness and insignificance, in proportion as we are able to apprehend the greatness, the power, the goodness, and the majesty of that glorious and fearful name Eth-Yahweh, Elohekha; "the I shall be, thy mighty ones, Ο Israel" (Deut. 27:2) (Phanerosis).
For, because of the neglect to hear and venerate this, Yahweh hath visited upon Israel all those evils which Moses foretold. The crowning act of rejection of this name appeared in their attitude toward Jesus. When he told the Jews that he was the Son of God, and said, "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30), and "Before Abraham was, I am" (John 8:58), his speech was to them incomprehensible. The teaching of Christ links together in inseparable unity the name of the Father with himself. For he said plainly, "I am come in my Father's name" (John 5:43).
He also referred his hearers to the teaching of Moses concerning himself, and said, "Had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his
writings, how shall ye believe my words?" (5:46-47).
Concerning this memorial name, the Psalmist saith.
"Thy name, Ο Yahweh, endureth forever, and Thy memorial, Yahweh, throughout all generations" (Psa. 135:13).
"Extol him that rideth upon the heavens by His name, YAH" (Psa. 68:4).
Sis Lasius - Yahweh Elohim Ch 1.
Yahweh is One. The self existing power from everlasting to everlasting who only hath immortality underived.
Yahweh, our Elohim. is One Yahweh - He who shall be our mighty ones, is the One who shall be. (First manifested in his Son and then in a multitude of innumerable immortals previously earthborn).
Thy name, Ο Yahweh, endureth forever, and Thy memorial, Yahweh, throughout all generations" (Psa. 135:13).
Yahweh is Light.
"God is light, and in him is no darkness at all" (John 1:5).
Yahweh - whose name is Jealous.
Thou shalt worship no other El: for Yahweh, whose name is jealous, is a jealous El" (Exod. 34:14).
Judgement another attribute...lawgiver and supreme authority of all creation.
"Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed Thy commandments" (Ps. 119:66).
"Yahweh is a man of war: Yahweh is His name" (Ex. 15:3).
Gleaned from Yahweh Elohim Ch 1.
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Jesus was as emphatic and precise in his teaching concerning God as Moses: and that those who heard him teach understood him in the Mosaic sense; for a Scribe (and all the Scribes were students of the law, and zealous for their interpretation of Moses) said to him:
"Well, teacher, thou hast said the truth : for there is one God; and there is none other but He": upon which Jesus remarked: "Thou art not far from the kingdom of God."
But here the agreement ceases at the threshold; for not content with one Eternal Spirit named Yahweh, the rejector of Jesus contends for only one eloahh. But Moses nowhere teaches that there is but one eloahh; nor does he use the phrase One Elohim -- a singular numeral with a plural noun. On the contrary, he teaches the existence of a plurality of Elohim.
The Sh'ma does not say "Yahweh our Eloahh is one Yahweh, or one Eloahh"; but "Yahweh our Elohim is one Yahweh." Moses and Jesus are agreed in this also; for if either of them had taught that there was but one eloahh, they would have been in opposition, or of both of them had so taught, they would have left no room for a Messiah who should be called Yahweh-Tsidkainu, as in Jer. 23:6; 33:16, He shall be our righteousness; and Elohai kol-haretz, "Elohim (plural) of the whole earth," as in Isaiah 54:5.
To have taught the doctrine of only one Eloahh, as well as only one Yahweh, would have been to set aside the doctrine of a Messiah altogether, so that there would be neither a personal Christ, nor a multitudinous Christ, the latter being constituted of all in him, the personal.
Well, then, Moses and Jesus both taught a plurality of Eloahhs. Jesus said: I am Eloahh, and my Father is Eloahh, and the children of God by resurrection, each one is Eloahh; and all together we are thy Elohim, O Israel, and yet but one Yahweh. But the Jews repudiate such a God-Name as this. It is incomprehensible to them; and in their opinion, nothing short of blasphemy. It was so repugnant to their notions of things that when Jesus taught it "they took up stones to stone him"; and declared that they did so because that he, being a man, made himself Eloahh in saying: I am the Son of All (John 10:33-36).
Phanerosis - Yahweh Manifested In A Son