The God of Israel. The 4 Hebrew Letters which are the God of Israel’s Proper, Formal Name [reading right to left]. Y (Yod) H (Hey) W (Vav) H (Hey). These are the names of the letters, not the pronunciation. Alternatively YHVH or YHUH. English Translations of the Bible often replace God’s name with “The LORD” in all capital letters. Picture seen right: Top and middle are two letter forms of the ancient, original, or Paleo Hebrew at Mount Sinai as God wrote his name. At the bottom is the Modern Hebrew letters.