I was in Church tonight, talking a bit with a friend before the service. She was returning a book I had lent her (When Heaven Invades Earth - Bill Johnson), and somehow the topic of God's name came up. Her sister was right there and explained what I have never heard before.
I had to know if it was true, so when I got home I got on the internet and started doing some research. The following is what I found. Enjoy (but more importantly be enlightened!)
'Yahweh,' the Tetragrammaton is composed of:
-Yod or yud was anciently portrayed as a symbol of a hand [yad in Hebrew]. This is the entire hand, or closed hand [in contrast with the letter kaf, which comes from the pictograph of the palm of the hand]. The closed hand denotes power and, figuratively, ownership.
Hey = Behold