The Divine Name in Norway

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...

Church of Rødenes

The church of Rødenes is dated from the year 1230. The altarpiece is from around 1720. On top of the altarpiece the name of God is...

Kragerø

At the church of Kragerø there is an old bible lying in front of the altar. This Bible is printed in Copenhagen in 1633, and this...

Kongsberg

At the Royal Mint Museum of Norway, which is located in Kongsberg, there are exhibited two coins from the time of king Christian the 4th. They...

Høvåg

The church of Høvåg has an altarpiece with the theme “resurrection”. Here, the name Jehovah is written with Hebrew letters.

Hvaler

The church of Hvaler is situated outermost on the islands of Hvaler. This is one of the oldest stone churches in Norway. Here you can clearly...