Over the past 7 years of Lighten Up Gear’s existence, hands down our men’s and women’s Yahweh (YHWH) Lion t-shirt design has been the most popular. It’s a simple design using the abbreviation of Yahweh as YHWH with a lion print embedded within the letters.
If you’re not familiar with the word Yahweh, according to Britannica1, “Yahweh, the god of the Israelites, whose name was revealed to Moses as four Hebrew consonants (YHWH) called the tetragrammaton.”
I love some of the facts about the name Yahweh / YHWH that Jenna Martin shares in her article, “7 Meanings of Yahweh and Why It’s Such an Important Name for God.”2 Jenna shares that God has almost 1,000 variation of names in the Bible and that Yahweh was often translated as LORD. In Exodus, God uses Yahweh and “I AM” interchangeably. But I love the key points in her article.
- Yahweh Is the Self-Existent, Eternal God
- Yahweh Is a Relational God
- Yahweh Is with Us
- Yahweh Is the Unchanging God
- Yahweh Is Wholly Other than Us
- Yahweh Keeps His Covenant with Us
- Yahweh Is Full of Mystery… but Worth Seeking!
Make sure you check out her article for an in-depth look at these points!
If you’re looking to buy a YHWH (Yahweh) Lion t-shirt there are three official locations where you can buy them.
Here’s a tip: you can get the best deals on Lighten Up Gear. We have a couple of options for t-shirts on Lighten Up Gear: a unisex tri-blend by Bella + Canvas and a fitted cotton/poly tee by Next Level. In addition, we have YHWH Lion hoodies, snapbacks, hats, and coffee mugs.
1. Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Yahwist source”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 2 Dec. 2020, Accessed 9 February 2021, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Yahwist-source.
2. Jenna Martin, “7 Meanings of Yahweh and Why It’s Such an Important Name for God,” Bible Study Tools, 1 Sept. 2019, Accessed 9 February 2021, https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/why-it-matters-that-god-is-yahweh.html.