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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  • Former Jehovah's Witness Accuses Church of Hiding Child Abusers from Congregations
    A former member of the Jehovah's Witnesses is taking on the leadership of this wealthy, secretive religion, who she says failed to protect her from a predatory pedophile. Candace Conti, now 28, was just 9 years old when she says she was abused by a well-liked member of her small congregation in Fremont, California, named Jonathan Kendrick. While doing door-to- Read more on this news related to 'Jehovah'
  • Former Jehovah's Witness Takes on Church Over Sex Abuse Allegations
    A former member of the Jehovah's Witnesses is taking on the leadership of this wealthy, secretive religion, who she says failed to protect her from a predatory pedophile. Read more on this news related to 'Jehovah'
  • Russian Court Denounces Jehovah's Witnesses as 'Extremist'
    A court in southern Russia has denounced a local organization of Jehovah's Witnesses as "extremist" and ordered it disbanded, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday, in the latest in a long line of such rulings issued to the religious group in Russia. Read more on this news related to 'Jehovah'

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