I want to share with you an exciting way you can help empower people with information on the Hebrew Sources of their faith and glorify the name of Yehovah!
Years ago, I learned about a coin minted by the king of Denmark in the 1640s that had the name of Yehovah emblazoned across the front. You read that right! A Scandinavian king put Yehovah’s name on his coins... in Hebrew... with full vowels! From the moment I saw this coin, I wanted one, but it was way beyond my budget—and still is.
I decided to have a reproduction of this coin minted as a 1 oz. silver round. The front is based on the Danish Yehovah-coin from the 1640s, while the back has a quote from the book of Malachi, “my name is great among the nations.”
Now for a $100 donation* to Makor Hebrew Foundation, you can own this 1 Oz. silver round, which is a tangible expression of the fulfillment of Malachi’s ancient prophecy:
“for from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting, my name is great among the nations... says Yehovah of hosts” (Malachi 1:11).
The context of the prophecy appears earlier in verse 5:
“And your eyes will see and you will say, Yehovah will be magnified beyond the borders of Israel...”
Anyone who looks upon this 1 oz. silver round will see with their own eyes that what the prophet Malachi spoke 2,400 years ago is true. Yehovah has been magnified far beyond the borders of Israel and His holy name made great! What a powerful witnessing tool! By donating to Makor Hebrew Foundation you will also be partnering with me, making it possible to continue to put out teachings that empower people with information about the Hebrew sources of their faith.
One of the really exciting things about the Danish coin that inspired the Yehovah 1 oz. Silver Round is connected to the founding of the United States. On September 2, 1776, barely two months after declaring independence, the Continental Congress issued a report on what coins would be accepted by the Treasury Department of the newly founded nation. The colonies did not have their own coinage and so they had been using dozens of different coins from all over the world. The most popular coin was the Spanish dollar, also known as the “piece of eight”. The report approved by the Continental Congress, written in Thomas Jefferson’s own handwriting, gave a list of approved coins and their value as compared to the Spanish dollar. This report specifically mentions the “Ducat of Denmark,” referring to the Yehovah coin minted by the Danish king in the 1640s, which had become an internationally recognized currency. That’s right! One of the approved coins accepted by the US Treasury when the nation was founded had Yehovah’s name on it! Our heavenly Father’s holy name is intertwined into the very fabric of the greatest democracy the world has ever known! I wonder if the people in Malachi’s time could have, in their wildest imaginations, fathomed that as far away as an unknown continent, quite literally in the place of the “setting of the sun” from the perspective of Israel, that Yehovah’s name would be made great among the nations!
The Danish coin also had the Latin phrase “Iustus Iudex” meaning “Righteous Judge,” a phrase describing Yehovah in Psalms 7:12 and 2 Timothy 4:8. The phrase “Yehovah Iustus Iudex” was the personal motto of King Christian IV (1588-1648) who commissioned these coins.
The report by Thomas Jefferson approved by the Continental Congress includes an incredible degree of precision, testifying to the integrity of the American Founding Fathers. The Ducat of Denmark was declared to be worth 1.934329 Spanish dollars. The care the Continental Congress took in precisely weighing each coin, reminds me of the verses in Dt 25:14-16 and Proverbs 20:10, which talk about just weights and measures.
Limited quantities available. To donate by check or over the phone please contact Dev at 800-420-8206 or send her an e-mail.
* The Yehovah 1 oz Silver Rounds are certified pure silver and are IRA eligible. Makor Hebrew Foundation is a 501C3 tax-deductible not for profit organization. The amount of contribution that is deductible for US federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of any money contributed by the donor over fair market value of goods provided by Makor Hebrew Foundation.