The Divine Name in Norway

Stavern

The church of Stavern, outside Larvik, has an altarpiece with a top piece where the tetragrammaton YHWH is written inside a triangle. The altarpiece is from...

Stavanger

In Stavanger Cathedral you may see God’s name in the church porch. It is painted on top of a memorial plaque for bishop Chrisian Tausen.

Skien

By the altar in Solum church in Skien there is a curtain with the tetragrammaton sewn on it, together with the text “Anno 1768”. An interesting...

Seljord

The church of Seljord has an altarpiece with the tetragrammaton clearly visible at the top. The church was built in 1180, but renovated in 1628.

Porsgrunn east side church

This church is totally destroyed due to fire. The pictures are from before the fire. At the east side church in Porsgrunn (from 1760 CE), God’s...

Porsgrunn west side church

At the west side church in Porsgrunn (dated to 1758 CE), it is possible to find God’s name two places. When you approach the altarpiece, you...

Oslo – The Castle Church

Inside the courtyard at Akershus Fortress, downtown Oslo, you will find a text above a door, where one of the words is “Iehova”. In the castle...

Oslo – Church Bekkelaget

In the church Bekkelaget you can see the Hebrew letters representing the name of God, YHWH, painted on the wall.

Nøtterøy

In the church of Nøtterøy, the tetragrammaton YHWH is painted with golden paint at the top of the altarpiece. The altarpiece is dated to around 1770...