Jehovah

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Jehovah Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
  • a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH

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  • a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH ,
  • terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

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Jehovah Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


For Jewish people YHWH is the most holy name of God, as written in the ancient Hebrew language. The language has no vowels, so the pronunciation is not agreed on. However, most academics agree that "Yahweh" is the most accepted way to say it.

It has also been pronounced as "Jehovah" in English, or "Yehowa" in Hebrew as a substitute word for the tetragramaton. This is because Hebrew pointing, or vowel symbols, are often put under the YHWH, making יְהֹוָה. The vowels used come from the Hebrew word for Lord, "Adonai", which after the last captivity, was substituted and the vowels of "Adonai" forced into the tetragrammaton,incorrectly spelling God's Hebrew name as "YaHoWaH". It was never meant to be anything more than a substitute to avoid pronouncing the tetragrammaton.

Traditionally, religious Jews today do not often say this name aloud. This is because it is believed to be too holy to be spoken. However, they often use substitutes when referring to the name of their God. For example, they use HaShem ("The Name") or Shem HaMeforash (“the indescribable Name”).



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* We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw that it was good what would he say now - George Bernard Shaw


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  • 2 sue Jehovah's Witnesses congregation, say abused
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two adult sisters filed suit Tuesday against a Jehovah's Witness congregation in Vermont, saying they were molested by a minister when they were minor children and the church did nothing to protect them. Read more on this news related to 'Jehovah'
  • 2 women sue Jehovah's Witnesses congregation in Vermont over alleged abuse by minister
    Two adult sisters are suing a Jehovah's Witness congregation in Vermont, saying they were sexually abused by a minister when they were minor children and the church did nothing to protect them. Read more on this news related to 'Jehovah'
  • Child sex abuse lawsuit filed against Vt. Jehovah's Witnesses
    Allegations of abuse within a Vermont religious community. The alleged sex abuse occurred over two decades ago within the Bellows Falls congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Now, two sisters are suing the church and alleged abuser. Read more on this news related to 'Jehovah'

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