The Divine Name in Norway


In the church of Ålesund, you can see the tetragrammaton, YHWH, together with Hebrew vowel points, e-o-a.

Vestre Slidre

The church of Vestre Slidre has a large altarpiece with the tetragrammaton YHWH, and the year 1797 written on it.

Tresfjord Church

Tresfjord Church is an octagonal church which is located in the municipality of Vestnes, in the county of Møre og Romsdal. Here you can see God’s...


At the church in Sør-Fron (dated to 1787), you can find God’s name written two places. Above the entrance it is written “Iehova” in Latin, and...


Inside the church of Svarstad, built in 1657, you can see the divine name written on the altarpiece with Hebrew consonants and vowel points.


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...


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.


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...


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...