According to Jewish Orthodox tradition (date as far back as the 10th century BCE), the Sacred Name is not to be uttered or written and accordingly, the form "G-d" is used in writing or printing rather than 'God'.  In place of pronouncing the Sacred Name in prayer, worship and discussion, the forms  "HaShem" (The Name), "Aof te Sacred Nmei" (Lord) or "Elohim" (God) is pronounced every time that the actual Name appears in Scripture. We will explore not only why this is but what the biblical text says about the matter: To say or Not to say that is the question.