Submitted by: Robert Wells
The Sacred Name groups are growing in number and actively promoting both the Sacred
Names and the weekly and Annual Sabbaths. Malachi prophesies that the last message to
be given to mankind is the name of Yahweh and His Son Yahshua. This message is being
proclaimed at the end of the age by Sabbath-observing groups.
Elder Angelo B. Traina published a pamphlet called “The Deed” in 1940 in which he used
the Holy Name Yahweh. In 1950 he published the Sacred Name New Testament, and in
1963 the complete Holy Name Bible based on the King James Version. He started the
Scripture Research Association, 14410 S. Springfield Road, Brandywine, Maryland 20613,
for the distribution of the Holy Name Bibles. The Bibles are no longer available from
Maryland today. Elder Traina died in 1971 in his 82nd year. His wife, Ida Mae, ran a
nursing home to provide for their family while Elder Traina labored in the vineyard. She
passed away 11 years later.
Currently the Assembly of Yahweh in Eaton Rapids, Michigan is in the final production
stages of a current Sacred Name Bible edition called “The Word of Yahweh.” This edition
is based mostly on the KJV, with footnotes in the New Testament from the Aramaic
Peshitta. The amount of money to get this new Bible into print is way above our means. For
this reason, we are asking all who are interested in purchasing a copy to order and pay for
it in advance. You must keep in mind when you order that we will not send this Bible to the
printer until we have enough advance orders and donations to cover production costs, so
please be patient. If you are interested, see page 6 (next page) of this issue. You can copy
that page, fill in the blanks, and mail it in.
The Assembly of Yahweh, Eaton Rapids, Michigan, began with a Bible study class meeting
in a private home in the late 1920’s where the Sabbath and the Commandments were
stressed. Sister Pearl Smith felt moved to establish a “Camp of Yah,” where from the early
1940’s the Feast days were observed for many years. Eventually the Eaton Rapids
Assembly acquired the present property at Gunnell Road. About 1969 they took over the
publication of “THE FAITH.” The Assembly continues with the magazine to this day.
Today there are many autonomous groups, as well as organizations, that promote the
Sacred Names and the whole word of Yahweh. Most of them have their roots, in one way or
another, in the brief history described above.