What does Jah mean in the Bible?

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Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jah
An abbreviated form of Jehovah. Psalm 68:4 . The same Hebrew word occurs many times, and is translated LORD. See GOD.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Jah
(jah) Short form of divine name Yahweh in Psalm 68:4 (KJV) and in many proper names. See God ; Yahweh.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jah
Condensing in one emphatic syllable all that is implied in Jahveh (or Υahweh ), the true pronunciation of Jehovah (Psalms 68:4); first in Exodus 15:2 (Hebrew). Often in names, as Εli-jah . Only in poetry: Isaiah 12:2, "Jah (or Υah ) Jehovah is my strength and my song"; (Isaiah 26:4) "in Jah (or Υah ) Jehovah is the Rock of ages." The union of the two names expresses in the highest degree God's unchanging love and power. Ηallelu-Jah (or Ηallelu-Υah ) is "Praise ye Jah (or Υah )". Psalms 89:8, "O Jehovah , God of hosts, who, as Thou, is a strong Jah (or Υah )?" the emphatic concentration of the name "Jehovah." The spirit impressed with a sense of God feels the need of repeating frequently that name in which His being is comprehended (Hengstenberg).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jah
JAH . See God, § 2 ( g ).
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jah
Jah (jäh). Psalms 68:4. A form of the Hebrew word "Jehovah." It is part of the compound words "Adonijah" ("God is my Lord") and "hallelujah" ("Praise the Lord"). See Jehovah.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jah
The everlasting
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jah
One of the glorious incommunicable names of JEHOVAH. We find it joined with many Hebrew names in the Scripture. The grand Anthem hymn is called Hallel-Jah, praise the Lord, which we pronounce Hallelujah. So again, when speaking of JEHOVAH in his covenant-relation in Christ, we say Adon Jah, or Adoni, my Adoni Jah. And hence the Hebrews were so fond of calling their children by some name that took in and comprehended somewhat of this name. Thus Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Zechariah, etc.
See Jehovah
Webster's Dictionary - Jah
(n.) Jehovah.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Jah
(Jehovah ), the abbreviated form of Jehovah, used only in poetry. It occurs frequently in the Hebrew, but with a single exception, ( Psalm 68:4 ) is rendered "Lord" in the Authorized Version. The identity of Jah and Jehovah is strongly marked in two passages of Isaiah-- (Isaiah 12:2 ; 26:4 ) [1].
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jah
one of the names of God, which we meet with in the composition of many Hebrew words; as, Adonijah, Allelujah, Malachia; that is, "My Lord," "Praise the Lord," "The Lord is my King."
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jah
A Hebrew contraction for Psalm 68:4 . It is often found in Hebrew compound words, as in Adonijah, Malachia, Hallelujah.
King James Dictionary - Jah
JAH, n. Jehovah.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jah
A contraction for Jehovah (Psalm 68:4 ).

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Jah - Condensing in one emphatic syllable all that is implied in Jahveh (or Υahweh ), the true pronunciation of Jehovah (Psalms 68:4); first in Exodus 15:2 (Hebrew). Often in names, as Εli-jah . Only in poetry: Isaiah 12:2, "Jah (or Υah ) Jehovah is my strength and my song"; (Isaiah 26:4) "in Jah (or Υah ) Jehovah is the Rock of ages. Ηallelu-Jah (or Ηallelu-Υah ) is "Praise ye Jah (or Υah )". Psalms 89:8, "O Jehovah , God of hosts, who, as Thou, is a strong Jah (or Υah )?" the emphatic concentration of the name "Jehovah
Hoshaiah - His name is a compound of Hosha and Jah, from Jasha, Saviour; and Jah, Lord, (See Nehemiah 12:32
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Yahweh - (See Jah; JEHOVAH
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Jah - The grand Anthem hymn is called Hallel-Jah, praise the Lord, which we pronounce Hallelujah. So again, when speaking of JEHOVAH in his covenant-relation in Christ, we say Adon Jah, or Adoni, my Adoni Jah
Jah - Jah
Jahzah - (jah' zuh) Variant form of Jahaz. See Jahaz
Bealiah - Combining Βaal and Jah (1 Chronicles 12:5)
Josibiah - (jah ssih bi' uh) KJV spelling of Joshibiah
Jahzeelite - (jah' zih ehl ite) Clan in tribe of Naphtali. See Jahzeel
Jahleelite - (jah' lih ehl ite) Clan in tribe of Zebulun (Numbers 26:26 )
Jahzeiah - (jah zee' yah) Modern translation spelling of Jahaziah (Ezra 10:15 ). See Jahaziah
Jahdai - (jah' day i) Personal name meaning, “Yah leads
Jahdo - (jah' doh) Personal name meaning, “his rejoicing
Pelaliah - (Nehemiah 11:12) Compounded of Pillel, to meditate or pray—and Jah, the Lord
Johanan - (2 Kings 25:23) His name is compounded of Chanan, grace; and Jah, the Lord
Nedabiah - (1 Chronicles 3:18) This man's name is compounded of Nadab, gift—and Jah, Lord
Pekahiah - (2 Kings 15:22) The Lord opens, from Pacah, to open—and Jah, the Lord
Joshibiah - (jah sshi bi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah lets inhabit
Noadiah - (See Nehemiah 6:14) The name is a compound of Nuach, rest—and Jah, the Lord
Jah - (jah) Short form of divine name Yahweh in Psalm 68:4 (KJV) and in many proper names
Hodaviah - (1 Chronicles 5:24) His name is compounded of Hod, praise, and Jah, the Lord
Jochebed - (Exodus 6:20) The name is of Cabad, glory; and Jah, the Lord
Jahdiel - (jah' dih ehl) Personal name meaning, “God rejoices
Shemariah - (See 1 Chronicles 12:5; Ezra 10:32) From Shimar, a guard—and Jah, the Lord
Anthothijah - (an thoh thi' Jah) A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:24 )
Ramiah - Or more properly Ram-jah
Irijah - (Jeremiah 37:13) His name means, the fear of the Lord; from Jarah, to fear; and Jah, the Lord
Jedidi'ah - (beloved of Jehovah ) , Jedid-jah ( darling of Jehovah ), the name bestowed, through Nathan the prophet, on David's son Solomon
Matthias - Or more property Mattath, gift-and Jah, the Lord
Pethahiah - (1 Chronicles 24:16) His name means gate of the Lord, from Pathac, gate—and Jah, Lord
Keilah - (Joshua 15:44) The word is compounded of Kol, a voice; and Jah, the Lord
Jehudijah - (See 1 Chronicles 4:18) The name is very striking in the Jah twice—to the praise of the Lord
Jehoram - (2 Kings 3:2-3) The meaning of the name is, exaltation of the Lord; from Ram, exaltation; and Jah, the Lord
Joshaviah - (jah sshuh vi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah lets inhabit,” probably a short form of Joshibiah
Jahmai - (jah' may i) Personal name meaning, “He protects me
Reelaiah - Probably the name is derived from Rahal; astonishment-and Jah, the Lord
Josiphiah - (jah ssih fi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah adds to,” a longer form of Joseph
Pelatiah - Derived from Palat, to deliver—and Jah, the Lord
Reaiah - (1 Chronicles 5:5) Compounded of Rea, or Raah, to see—and Jah, Lord
Jah - Jah (jäh). " It is part of the compound words "Adonijah" ("God is my Lord") and "hallelujah" ("Praise the Lord")
Uriah - (2 Samuel 11:5-6) His name is a compound of Ur, light; and Jah, the Lord
Isshijah - (ihss sshi' Jah) Personal name meaning, “let Yahweh forget
Jahzerah - (jah' zeh ruh) Personal name of uncertain meaning, possibly “careful”; “crafty”; or “let him turn back. A similar list in Nehemiah 11:13 lists Ahasai instead of Jahzerah
Rehabiah - His name seems to be derived from Rachab, breadth, or extent—and therefore joined to Jah, it may be supposed to mean an enlargement in my Lord
Jahzeel - (jah' zih ehl) Personal name meaning, “God apportions. Jahziel (1 Chronicles 7:13 ) represents a variant spelling
Shephatiah - (2 Samuel 3:4; 1 Chronicles 4:8; 1Ch 7:5; 2 Chronicles 21:2; Jeremiah 38:1) The name is a compound of Shaphat, judgment-and Jah, Lord
Oshea - ) His faith, in contrast to the unbelieving spies, procured for him the addition of Jehovah's name to his own (Numbers 14:6-10; Deuteronomy 32:44), "Jah his salvation
Ismachiah - (2 Chronicles 31:13) The name signifies, one joined to the Lord; for Samach, to unite; and Jah, the Lord
Jeconiah - Shortened, by omitting Jah, into CONIAH (Jeremiah 27:20; Jeremiah 22:24)
Jaaziniah - We meet with this name several times in the Bible, (2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 35:3; Ezekiel 8:11 and Ezekiel 11:1) The name itself is a compound of Jazen and Jah, the Lord will hear
Jahleel - (jah' lih ehl) Personal name meaning, “God shows Himself to be friendly” or “he waits for God
Hoshaiah - HOSHAIAH (‘Jah has saved’)
Raamah - (Genesis 10:7) There was a Raamiah also among them that returned from Babylon (Nehemiah 7:7) And as Raam, or Raamah is derived from Rabam, thunder, Raam-jah, means thunder of the Lord
Pedaiah - —the son of Parosh, Nehemiah 3:25, Saved of the Lord, from Padah and Jah
Barachias - His name signifies, to bless the Lord; from Barach, to bless; and Jah, Lord
Jair - (jay' ir) Abbreviated place name meaning, “Jah shines forth. Father of Elhanan (1 Chronicles 20:5 ), whose name comes from a different Hebrew word possibly meaning, “Jah protects
Hananiah - The word signifies the grace or gift of the Lord, from Chen or Chanan, grace; and Jah, the Lord. Hanan-Jah
Haggai - His name signifies a feast of the Lord, from Chagag, a feast; and Jah, the Lord
Zedekiah - There are several of this name in Scripture; and it is no wonder, being a compound of Zedek, justice—and Jah, Lord
Seraiah - (2 Samuel 8:17; 1 Chronicles 4:14; 1Ch 4:35; Jeremiah 52:21) The name seems to be compound-of Sera, or Shera, to govern—and Jah: hence, it means the Lord is my governor
Hilkiah - The father of Eliakim, (2 Kings 18:18) His name signifies, the Lord is my portion, from Cheleath, a portion; and Jah, the Lord
Jah - The identity of Jah and Jehovah is strongly marked in two passages of Isaiah-- (Isaiah 12:2 ; 26:4 ) [1]
Nehemiah - Nacham, or Nehem, and Jah
Hallelujah - (hal lih lyoo Jah) Exclamation of praise that recurs frequently in the Book of Psalms meaning, “Praise Yahweh!” In particular, Psalm 146-150 sometimes are designated the Hallelujah Psalms
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Extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah
Shemaiah - His name means, that hears the Lord, from Thamah that hears—and Jah, the Lord
Zabdi - ZABDI (‘gift of Jah,’ or perh
Zechariah - Zachar means memory, and Jah the Lord
Zephaniah - His name is a compound, from Tzaphan, secret—and Jah, the Lord
Joshua - His name in Hebrew is the same as Jesus in Greek, signifying a Saviour; from Jashah, to save; and Jah, the Lord
Jehovah - See Jah, God
Hallelujah - 1: ἁλληλουϊά (Strong's #239 — N/A — hallelouia — al-lay-loo'-ee-ah ) signifies "Praise ye Jah
Jeberechiah - If Berechiah was father of the house, not of the individuals, the "Zachariah son of Baruch" in Matthew 23:35 (where "Zechariah the son of Jehoiada," 2 Chronicles 24:20, in the individual sense is meant) may be identical with Zechariah, son of Je ("Jah ") berechiah
Joah - (joh' ab) Personal name meaning, “Jah is brother
Malchiah - Malchiah is a compound of Melek, a king; and Jah, the Lord; therefore Malchiah means, "the Lord rules, or the Lord is king
Adonijah - (adoh ni' Jah) Personal name meaning, “Yah is Lord. In David's old age, Adonijah maneuvered to succeed his father on the throne of Israel, but his effort failed (1 Kings 1:5-50 ). After Solomon's accession to the throne, Adonijah gave renewed expression to his regal aspirations by asking for Abishag, David's nurse, as a wife. Solomon's response to this request was to have Adonijah put to death
Hezekiah - His name is striking, Hezek and Jah, signifying the strength of the Lord
Abijah - We meet with many of this name in Scripture: and it is not to be wondered at; for it is a very blessed one, compounded of Ab, Father, Jah, Lord, and I, my. ) For the several persons in Scripture, called Abijah, I refer to the several chapters (1 Kings 14:1; 1 Chronicles 24:10; 2 Chronicles 29:1; Nehemiah 10:7
Shephatiah - SHEPHATIAH (‘Jah has judged’)
Obadiah - The name is evidently derived from Habad, a slave, or labourer; and the Jah being connected with it, renders the name Obad-jah, the Lord's servant, or slave or labourer. And we must not forget in this enumeration, the faithful Obadiah in the days of Ehjah
Alleluia - or HALLELU-JAH ...
הללואּ?יה , praise the Lord; or, praise to the Lord: compounded of הללו , praise ye, and יה the Lord
Jedidiah - Jedid-Jah, ("darling of Jehovah"), name given by God through Nathan the prophet to Solomon (2 Samuel 12:25) combining David's own name (Jedid akin to David "beloved") and Jehovah's; a pledge of David's restoration to God's favor after his fall in the matter of Bathsheba, implying the union of the earthly and the heavenly king
Jehovah - We likewise find in the ancients, Jahoh, Javo, Javu, Jaod. It is also abbreviated in the term יה , Jah, which, the reader will observe, enters into the formation of many Hebrew appellations. See Jah
Bithiah - Her name shows she was a convert from Egyptian idolatry to Jehovah's worship; and Mered's other wife is distinguished from her, as" Jehudijah" the Jewess. On conversion the -jah added to her name would mark her new religion
Attributes of God - Some distinguish them into absolute and relative: absolute ones are such as agree with the essence of God; as Jehovah, Jah, &c
Abijah - ABIJAH (אַבִיָה, Ἁβιά, ‘Jah is my father’: or more probably without the particularizing pronoun, ‘Jah is father’). Abijah reigned over Judah from about b. The course of Abijah is not mentioned amongst those that returned from the Exile; but in one of the later rearrangements the name was attached to a course that afterwards included Zacharias (Luke 1:5). Nor does his inclusion in the course of Abijah carry with it lineal descent through that line from Aaron
Benaiah - BENAIAH (‘Jah hath built’)
Jehovah Jireh - The meaning of Mori-jah," the seeing of Jehovah," implies that it originated in this saying of Abraham, and that "Moriah" in Genesis 22:2 is used by anticipation
Moriah - ) The name itself is a compound of Mor and Jah, bitterness, or myrrh of the Lord
Baal-Zebub - (See 2 Kings 1:2-3) How very sadly this weak prince answered to his name! The man that was called Ahaziah should have had better views of the Lord, Achaz and Jah, meant, vision of the Lord
Jael - Her name is a compound of Jah and El
Abijah - OR ABIJAM (uh bi' Jah) Personal name meaning, “my Father is Yahweh. Abijah died according to prophecy of Ahijah (1 Kings 14:1-18). Abijah was his father's favorite son (2 Chronicles 11:22 ). Abijah followed the sins of Rehoboam (1 Kings 15:3 ) but still maintained proper worship in Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 13:10 ), and God gave him victory over Jeroboam of Israel (2 Chronicles 13:15-20 ). Abijah was remembered for his large family (2 Chronicles 13:21 )
Nathan - Later, in token that an atonement has been made, he adds to Solomon’s name the significant title Jedidiah (‘beloved of Jah’)
Abednego - And what a change they wrought here, in the instance of this man! Azariah, or more properly speaking, Azar-Jah, meant, as the words themselves indeed express, the Lord is my help; from Azar, assistance; and Jab, Lord
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Compound names were frequent; and often a part of the name of God, Jah EL, JEHO, etc. , was employed as in Eliezer, Exodus 18:4 , Amuel, Josiah, Adonijah. ...
A Hebrew name was sometimes transferred to the Greek, with but little change: Elijah became Elias, or Elie
Hananiah - Identified by some with Joanna (the Jah or Jehovah being put at the beginning instead of at the end, as in Hanan-jah, "graciously given by Jehovah"), Luke 3:27
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There is an important class of compounds in which relationship originally conceived as physical with the god of the nation or clan is asserted: Ammiel (‘kinsman is El’), Abijah (‘father is Jah’), Ahijah (‘brother is Jah’). Others now appear, containing an element which referred to the Divine sovereignty: Adonijah (‘Jah is lord,’ like the Phœn. Adoneshmun , ‘Eshmun is lord’), Malchiah (‘Jah is king’), Baaliah (‘Jah is baal ’ [3]). Turning now to the two great groups in which El or Jahweh forms part of the name, it is to be noted that the former had the first run of popularity. From David until after the Exile, Jah, Je , or Jeho is more common. 163), 157 in one of the abbreviations of Jahweh God - * There is a contraction of Jehovah into Jah, also translated in the A. by LORD, except in Psalm 68:4 , where Israel is exhorted to sing unto God, and "extol him by his name Jah. " Jah signifies the absolute supremacy of the self-existing One; whereas Jehovah was the name made known to Israel, and on which they could count. ...
Jah Jehovah, Isaiah 26:4 , the LORDJEHOVAH
Sarah, Sarai, Sara - Jerome gave 'my princess;' others 'princely;' others 'contentious;' Fürst says, 'Jah is ruler
Isaiah - (See Isaiah 20:2) Was not this also typical of Christ's three years ministry? His name signifies salvation of the Lord; from Jashah, salvation; and Jah, the Lord
Jesus - Joshua the son of Nun was firstcalled Oshea, but Moses changed it to Jehoshea, (contracted toJoshua) from Jah, (Jehovah) and Oshea, Saviour, and meaning, "Heby whom God will save His people from their enemies
God - , such as belong to his essence as Jehovah, Jah, etc
Elijah - Elijah is a compound word, including two of the names of JEHOVAH. Eli, my God; and Jah, the Lord. If I venture to add another observation concerning this great man, it would be but just to remark, that in that memorable prophecy of Malachi, concerning the coming of Elijah before the day of Christ, (Malachi 4:5) though our Lord explained this to his disciples, in making reference to the spirit of Elias in the person of John the baptist, (Matthew 17:11-12) yet our Lord did not limit the coming of Elijah to that season only. The Evangelists, in describing the transfiguration of the Lord Jesus, relate that Elijah and Moses were present at the solemn scene. (Matthew 17:3-4) And there doth not seem an objection, wherefore Elijah may not again appear before the Lord Jesus comes in glory, as is supposed, he will in his reign upon earth. The expression of Malachi seems to warrant this conclusion, for it is said, that this mission of Elijah will be "before the great and dreadful day of the Lord
God - Jah, which may denote his self-existence, and giving of being to his creatures, or his infinite comeliness, and answerableness to himself, and to the happiness of his creatures, Exodus 15:2
Hallelujah - HALLELUJAH . A Hebrew expression, used liturgically in Hebrew worship as a short doxology, meaning ‘praise ye Jah. together with 135 136, has a well-defined place in the daily morning service, forming an integral part of the great ‘Benediction of Song’ (in certain parts of the early Church, also, it was customary to recite the ‘Hallelujah’ psalms daily). ...
The ‘Hallel’ (Psalms 113:1-9 ; Psalms 114:1-8 ; Psalms 115:1-18 ; Psalms 116:1-19 ; Psalms 117:1-2 ; Psalms 118:1-29 ), which forms a liturgical unit in the synagogue liturgy, is the most complete example of ‘Hallelujah’ psalms in collected form. ‘Amen’), ‘Hallelujah’ passed from the OT to the NT (cf
Names - " The majority of compound names have special religious or social significance being compounded either (1) with terms denoting relationship, as Abi or Ab father, as Abihud, "father of praise," Abimelech "father of the king;" Ben son, as Benoni, "son of my sorrow," Benjamin, "son of the right hand;" or (2) nouns denoting natural life, as am, "people," melech "king;" or (3) with names of God and Jah or Ja , shortened from "Jehovah
Jeremiah - His name, it should seem, is a compound—from Ram, exaltation; and Jah, the Lord
Jonathan - (jah' uh thuhn) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh gave
Adonijah - Means "My Lord is Jehovah", or, "Jah my Father". When David was seemingly too old to offer energetic resistance, Adonijah as now the oldest son, about 35 years old (compare 2 Samuel 3:2-4 with 2 Samuel 5:5), Amnon, Chileab, and Absalom being dead, claimed the throne, in defiance of God's expressed will, and David's oath to Bathsheba that Solomon should inherit the throne (1 Chronicles 22:9-10). Adonijah was supported by Abiathar, Eli's descendant of Ithamar's (Aaron's fourth son's) line, the junior line, and Joab who perhaps had a misgiving as to the possibility of Solomon's punishing his murder of Abner and Amasa, and a grudge toward David for having appointed the latter commander in chief in his stead (2 Samuel 19:13). Adonijah had also invited to a feast by the stone Zoheleth at En-rogel all the king's sons except Solomon, and the captains of the host, the king's servants, of Judah. ...
Upon his being anointed and proclaimed by Zadok, all the people hailed him, God save the king! Adonijah's party, surprised suddenly amidst their feasting, typify sinners' carnal security, from which the Lord's coming suddenly shall startle them to their destruction (Matthew 24:48; Luke 12:45; 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3; compare 1 Kings 1:49). Adonijah, at the tidings announced by Jonathan, Abiathar's son, fled for sanctuary, to the horns of the altar
God - ) forming the incommunicable name of Jah,) they always take the Teth and the Vau, that is the 9 and the 6, instead of it, to make the number fifteen by
Obed-Edom - But as Obed-jah, the prophet, was called the slave or labourer of the Lord, so Obed-edom, the slave of the Adam or Edom, the earth or earthy, was eminently the Lord's chosen for that peculiar service of receiving the ark, when David himself trembled on the occasion
Elijah - (e li' Jah) Personal name meaning, “my God is Yah. The false prophets called on their gods, and Elijah called on His God to see which would rain fire from heaven. After the false prophets failed to hear from their gods, Elijah wet the wood on his altar to the true God by pouring four jars of water over it three times. In response of Elijah's prayer, Yahweh rained fire from heaven to consume the wet wood. As a result of their deception, Elijah ordered the false prophets killed. ...
Elijah next prophesied that the drought was soon to end (1 Kings 18:41 ) after three rainless years. From Carmel, Elijah prayed. Elijah outran his chariot and the storm to arrive at Jezreel. ...
Baalism Interwoven in the life of Elijah is his struggle with Baalism. A later involvement with Naboth showed the moral superiority of Elijah's faith (2 Kings 9:25-37 ). ...
Jezebel planned revenge toward Elijah for ordering the false prophets slain, so Elijah retreated to Judah and finally Mount Horeb. ...
Prophet His prophetic role constantly placed Elijah in opposition to the majority of the people of his nation. Their toleration of polytheism was the ongoing reason for Elijah's prophetic denunciations. Elijah intercepted them and sent word back to Ahaziah that he was soon to die (2 Kings 1:1 ). Ahaziah sent three different detachments of fifty soldiers each to arrest Elijah. He safely escorted Elijah to the king where he delivered the prophecy of his pending death personally. ...
Relationship to Messiah Elijah and Elisha were involved in the schools of the prophets when Elijah struck the waters of the Jordan and they parted to allow their crossing (2 Kings 2:1-12 ). There, immediately after conferring a double portion of his spirit on Elisha (2 Kings 2:9 ), the two were separated by a chariot and horses of fire which carried Elijah away in a whirlwind as Elisha watched shouting, “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. ”...
Malachi promised God would send Elijah the prophet before the coming “day of the Lord” (Malachi 4:5 ). John the Baptist was spoken of as the one who would go before Messiah “in the spirit and power” of Elijah (Luke 1:17 ). John personally denied that he was literally Elijah reincarnate (John 1:21 ,John 1:21,1:25 ). Some considered Jesus to be Elijah (Matthew 16:14 ; Mark 6:15 ). ...
Elijah appeared along with Moses on the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus to discuss His “departure. ” Here Peter suggested that three tabernacles be built for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah (Matthew 17:4 ; Mark 9:5 ; Luke 9:33 ). ...
Paul used as an illustration of faithfulness the 7,000 faithful worshipers in the time of Elijah (Romans 11:2-5 ). ...
The two witnesses referred to in Revelation 11:6 are not identified by name, but their capacity “to shut heaven, that it rain not” leads many to conclude they are Moses and Elijah
Adonijah - ADONIJAH (‘Jah is Lord’). The story of Adonijah (typical of many an Oriental court intrigue) is recorded in 1 Kings 1:1-53 ; 1 Kings 2:1-36 ; as here recounted it permits of more than one interpretation, for that this passage has been subjected to an ‘editorial’ process can scarcely be doubted, and, in face of the difficulties of interpretation brought about by this, we are forced to reconstruct the course of events to some extent. ...
After the death of Absalom, Adonijah became the rightful heir to the throne; there was no sort of doubt about his right, it was taken for granted both by himself and by the people at large (1 Kings 2:15 ). But Bathsheba, it appears, was anxious to secure the succession for her son, Solomon; with this object in view, she, assisted by the prophet Nathan, heads a party at the court inimical to the claims of Adonijah. It would not have been long before the friends of Adonijah discovered the intrigue that was on foot; and Adonijah, learning the peril he was in of losing his rightful succession, concerts means for counteracting the machinations of his enemies. These, naturally on the alert, represent the gathering to David, now very aged, as an attempt to usurp the throne while he is yet alive; Bathsheba reminds David of his promise that Solomon, her son, should succeed him on the throne ( 1 Kings 1:17 ) [1]; David, remembering perhaps the rebellion of Absalom (whom Adonijah seems to have resembled in temperament as well as in outward appearance), is easily prevailed upon to transfer the succession to Solomon ( 1 Kings 1:33 ff. Adonijah is ‘pardoned’ ( 1 Kings 1:52-53 ); it would nave been dangerous, owing to the attitude of the people ( 1 Kings 2:15 ), to put him to death until Solomon was secure on the throne; but as he was rightful heir, the safety of Solomon’s throne could never be guaranteed as long as Adonijah was alive. Bathsheba was not the woman to be oblivious of this fact, accordingly she recommences her intrigues; she represents to Solomon that Adonijah is desirous of marrying Abishag the Shunammite, the maiden who was brought to David in his old age ( 1 Kings 1:3-4 ), and who, according to Oriental ideas, was regarded as one of the royal wives. Such a desire was naturally interpreted by Solomon as an intention of seeking the kingdom ( 1 Kings 2:22 ), and self-preservation compelled him to decree Adonijah’s death, a sentence which was carried out by Benaiah ( 1 Kings 2:25 ). The request which Adonijah asks Bathsheba to convey (1 Kings 2:17 ) was the most grievous insult that could have been offered to the king; Adonijah would have known precisely what the result would be, viz. ...
Adonijah is one of those men whose cruel fate and tragic death, both undeserved, must call forth deep sympathy and commiseration
Micah - The oldest form of the name was Μikaiahuw , "who is as Jah?" (compare MICHAEL
Malachi - ("messenger of Jah"), or Jehovah; contracted for Malachijah, as Abi for Abijah (2 Kings 18:2; compare 2 Chronicles 29:1). But still they cavil at God's service bringing no "profit," while God's people commune together; so "the day of the Lord" cometh, consuming to the proud scorners, but with healing beams of the Sun of righteousness to fearers of God's name; ushered in by the forerunner Elijah, preaching a return to the law of Moses, and to the piety of Israel's forefathers, lest Jehovah come and smite the earth with a curse
Hallel - —A technical Hebrew liturgical term, applied in Rabbinical literature to certain Psalms and psalm-pieces of praise, which characteristically have as their keynote the expression Hallelujah (‘Praise ye Jah’). 5) the Hallel (Psalms 113-118) is designated ‘Hallelujah
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The imperative of the Hebrew verb, followed by the Divine name, gives us Hallelujah , i. ‘Praise ye Jah. It was called forth by the acts of Jahweh upon which the Israelites were especially wont to dwell in different periods
God, Names of - Yah is a shortened form that appears fifty times in the Old Testament, including forty-three occurrences in the Psalms, often in the admonition "hallelu-jah" (lit. praise Jah)
Judah - Parkhurst observes) of Jah, the Lord; and hudah, to convess
Pronunciation of Proper Names - ]'>[1] Abia′saph Ab′ia′saph Abl′asaph Abia′saph Abina′dab Ab′ina′dab Abin′adab Abina′dab Ad′ramme′lech Adram′melech Adram′melech Adramme′lech Antipat′ris Antipat′ris Antip′atris Antipa′tris Ba′al-pera′zim Ba′al-per′azim Ba′al Per′azim Ba′al-pera′zim Chedor′lao′mer Che′dorlao′mer Chedorla′omer Chedorlao′mer Debo′rah Deb′orah Deb′orah Debo′rah Deda′nim De′danim De′danim Deda′nim Em′maus Emma′us Emma′us Em′maus Eph′ratah Ephra′tah Eph′ratah Ephra′tah Habak′kuk Habak′kuk Habak′kuk and Hab′akkuk Habak′kuk Hav′ilah Hav′ilah Havi′lah Havil′ah Haza′el Haz′ael Ha′zael Haza′el Ich′abod I′chabod Ich′abod I′chabod Ja′haziel′ Jaha′ziel Jahaz′iel Mahalal′eel Mahalal′eel Maha′laleel Mahalale′el Mattath′ias Mattathi′as Mattathi′as Mat′tathi′as Meri′bah Meri′bah Mer′ibah Meri′bah Nazarene′ Nazare′ne Naz′arene Naz′arene Sennache′rib Sennach′erib Sennach′erib Sennach′erib Tir′hakah Tirha′kah Tir′hakah Tirha′kah Zeru′iah Zerui′ah Zer′uiah Zerui′ah Zohe′leth Zo′heleth Zohel′eth Zohe′leth These examples might be greatly multiplied, particularly in the case of what might be termed more familiar names in regard to which there are two ruling modes of accentuation, as Aga′bus and Ag′abus, Ahime′lech and Ahim′elech, Bahu′rim and Bah′urim, Bath′sheba and Bathshe′ba, Ced′ron and Ce′dron, Mag′dalene and Magdale′ne, Peni′el and Pen′iel, Rehob′oam and Rehobo′am, Thaddae′us and Thad′daeus. ...
(2) Is the Hebrew J [3] to be pronounced like j in judge, or like y? It would probably be impossible to follow the latter mode in the large number of names beginning with J Genesis, the Book of - ...
But the Jah Υah occurs in the composition of "Jochebed," "Joshua," "Moriah
Elijah - ELIJAH . Elijah, the weirdest figure among the prophets of Israel, steps across the threshold of history when Ahab is on the throne ( c
Such was the situation, when Elijah suddenly appears before Ahab as the champion of Jehovah. Soon the stream becomes a bed of stones, and Elijah flees to Zarephath in the territory of Zidon. The time is ripe for action, and Elijah throws down the gauntlet to Baal and his followers. ’ At Elijah’s suggestion the prophets of Baal are summoned to Carmel to a trial by fire. Elijah cuts them to the quick with his biting sarcasm: ‘Cry aloud; for he is a god: either he is musing, or he is gone aside, or he is on a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth and must be awaked. At the prayer of Elijah, fire falls from heaven, devouring the wood, stone, and water as well as the victim. Elijah, in spite of his dignified position, runs before the chariot of Ahab, indicating that he is willing to serve the king as well as lead Jehovah’s people ( 1 Kings 18:41-46 ). Now comes the reaction, so natural after an achievement like that on Carmel, and Elijah prays that he may be permitted to die. Elijah takes refuge in a cave, perhaps the same in which Moses hid ( Exodus 33:22 ), and hears the voice of Jehovah, ‘What doest thou here, Elijah?’ The prophet replies, ‘I have been very jealous for Jehovah, God of Hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. Elijah is further encouraged with information that there are still 7000 in Israel who have not bowed the knee to Baal ( 1 Kings 19:15 ; 1 Kings 19:18 ). ...
Elijah is also the champion of that civic righteousness which Jehovah loved and enjoined on His people. Elijah intercepts the emissaries of the king, hidding them return to their master with this word from Jehovah: ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? Thou shalt not come down from the bed whither thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. The third approaches him in a humble spirit, and at God’s bidding Elijah accompanies the soldier to the palace and reiterates the message of doom (2 Kings 1:1-18 ). Accompanied by his faithful follower Elisha, he passes from Bethel to Jericho, and from thence they cross the Jordan, after Elijah has parted the waters by striking them with his mantle. As they go on their way, buried in conversation, there suddenly appears a chariot of fire with horses of fire, which parts them asunder; and Elijah goes up by a whirlwind to heaven (cf. ...
In the history of prophecy Elijah holds a prominent position. To the former of these two tasks Elijah addressed himself with zeal; the latter was left to his successors in the eighth century. ...
Elijah figures largely in later Scriptures; he is the harbinger of the Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:5 ); in the NT he is looked upon as a type of the herald of God, and the prediction of his coming in the Messianic Age is fulfilled in the advent of John the Baptist ( Matthew 11:10 ff. According to the Rabbis, Elijah was to precede the Messiah, to restore families to purity, to settle controversies and legal disputes, and perform seven miracles (cf. Origen mentions an apocryphal work, The Apocalypse of Elijah , and maintains that 1 Corinthians 2:9 is a quotation from it. Elijah is found also in the Koran (vi
God - ]'>[5] into Greek, Luke 1:32 ; Luke 1:35 ; Luke 1:76 ; Luke 6:35 ), and with ‘Elohim’ in Psalms 57:2 , in close connexion with ‘El’ and with ‘Shaddai’ in Numbers 24:15 , and with ‘Jahweh’ in Psalms 7:17 ; Psalms 18:13 etc. ...
( f ) Jehovah , properly Yahweh (usually written Jahweh ), perhaps a pre-historic name. This is probably true of the name in pre-Mosaic times; that it was then in existence was certainly the opinion of the Jahwist writer ( Genesis 4:25 , J [1] meant only that the patriarchs did not understand the full meaning of the name ‘Jahweh,’ although they used it. ]'>[1] is consistent in not using the name ‘Jahweh until the Exodus. , and only once (12:9) ‘Jahweh’ (Driver, p. The name ‘Jahweh’ was so sacred that it was not, in later Jewish times, pronounced at all, perhaps owing to an over-literal interpretation of the Third Commandment. In reading ‘Adonai’ was substituted for it; hence the vowels of that name were in MSS attached to the consonants of ‘Jahweh’ for a guide to the reader, and the result, when the MSS are read as written (as they were never meant by Jewish scribes to be read), is ‘Jehovah. ]'>[15] ‘the Lord’ is the usual rendering of ‘Jahweh. ...
( g ) Jah is an apocopated form of Jahweh , and appears in poetry ( e. Psalms 68:4 , Exodus 15:2 ) in the word ‘Hallelujah’ and in proper names. For Jah Jahweh see Isaiah 11:2 ; Isaiah 26:4 . ...
( h ) Jahweh Tsĕbâôth (‘Sabaoth’ of Romans 9:29 and James 5:4 ), in Ev ‘Lord of hosts’ (wh. Jahweh was known as God, not only of the armies of Israel, but of all the hosts of heaven and of the forces of nature (Cheyne, Aids to Devout Study of Criticism , p. ...
We notice, lastly, that ‘Jahweh’ and ‘Elohim’ are joined together in Genesis 2:4 to Genesis 3:22 ; Genesis 9:26 , Exodus 9:30 , and elsewhere. Jahweh is identified with the Creator of the Universe (Ottley, BL p. ), was a heathen sanctuary converted to the religion of Jahweh. 201) truly remarks on the difficulty in primitive times of realizing deity apart from a local abode; later on, the Ark relieved the difficulty without representing Jahweh under any form, for His presence was attached to it (but see below, § 4 ). Traces of ‘Totemism,’ or belief in the blood relationship of a tribe and a natural object, such as an animal, treated as the protector of the tribe, have been found in the worship of Jahweh under the form of a molten bull ( 1 Kings 12:28 ; but this was doubtless derived from the Canaanites), and in the avoidance of unclean animals. Moses proclaimed Jahweh as the God of Israel, supreme among gods, alone to be worshipped by the people whom He had made His own, and with whom He had entered into covenant. But the realization of the truth that there is none other God but Jahweh came by slow degrees only; henotheism , which taught that Jahweh alone was to be worshipped by Israel, while the heathen deities were real but inferior gods, gave place only slowly to a true monotheism in the popular religion. The old name Micah (= ‘Who is like Jahweh?’, Judges 17:1 ) is one indication of this line of thought. ) Jahweh, therefore, is proclaimed as a personal God; and for this reason all the older writers freely use anthropomorphisms. The wars and victories of Israel are those of Jahweh ( Numbers 21:14 , Judges 5:23 ). Did Moses tolerate images of Jahweh? On the one hand, it seems certain that the Decalogue in some form or other comes from Moses; the conquest of Canaan is inexplicable unless Israel had some primary laws of moral conduct (Ottley, BL p. But, on the other hand, the Second Commandment need not have formed part of the original Decalogue; and there is a very general opinion that the making of images of Jahweh was thought unobjectionable up to the 8th cent. , though Kautzsch believes that images of wood and stone were preferred to metal ones because of the Canaanitish associations of the latter ( Exodus 34:17 , but see Judges 17:3 ); he thinks also that the fact of the Ark being the shrine of Jahweh and representing His presence points to its having contained an image of Jahweh (but see § 3 above), and that the ephod was originally an image of Jahweh ( Judges 8:26 f. At least the fact remains that images of Jahweh were actually used for many generations after Moses. More spiritual conceptions of God are taught; images of Jahweh are denounced; God is unrestricted in space and time ( e. The prophets, though they taught more spiritual ideas about God, still used anthropomorphisms: thus, Isaiah saw Jahweh on His throne ( Isaiah 6:1 ), though this was only in a vision. The same idea is expressed by the teaching that Jahweh rules not only His people but all nations, as in the numerous passages in Deutero-Isaiah about the Gentiles, in Jeremiah 10:7 , often in Ezekiel ( e. The earlier prophets had recognized Jahweh as Creator (though Kautzsch thinks that several passages like Amos 4:13 are later glosses); but Deutero-Isaiah emphasizes this attribute more than any of his brethren ( Isaiah 40:12 ; Isaiah 40:22 ; Isaiah 40:28 ; Isaiah 41:4 ; Isaiah 42:5 ; Isaiah 44:24 ; Isaiah 45:12 ; Isaiah 45:18 ; Isaiah 48:13 ). ]'>[6] the name ‘Man of war’ (of Jahweh) disappears; in Exodus 19:3 LXX Elijah - THE prophet Elijah towers up like a mountain in Gilead above all the other prophets. There is a solitary grandeur about Elijah that is all his own. There is a mystery and an unearthliness about Elijah that is all his own. There is a volcanic suddenness, and a volcanic violence, indeed, about all Elijah's descents upon us and all his disappearances from us. We call him Elijah the Tishbite, but we are no wiser of that. Elijah has neither father nor mother. As Elijah never died, so he was never born, as we are born. Elijah came from God, and he went to God. Elijah stood before God till God could dispense with and spare Elijah out of His presence no longer. Elijah's very name will tell you all that, and more than all that, concerning both Elijah and his father and his mother, Eli-jah-my God is Jehovah. Elijah had a heavenly name, but he had, to begin with, but an earthly nature. Elijah was a man, to begin with, subject to like passions as we are. Elijah was a man, indeed, of passions all compact. We never see Elijah that he is not subject to some passion or other. Elijah was a great man. There was a great mass of manhood in Elijah. That man among ourselves who has the most human nature in him and the most heart; the most heart and the most passion in his heart; the most love and the most hate; the most anger and the most meekness; the most scorn and the most sympathy; the most sunshine and the most melancholy; the most agony in prayer, and the most victorious assurance that, all the time, his prayer is already answered-that man is the likest of us all to the prophet Elijah; that man has Elijah's own mantle fallen upon him. There is no man among us fit, for one moment, to stand like Elijah before God. ...
Now, whatever is the matter with us that God has not an Elijah among us, or anything like an Elijah, it is not that we are wanting in passions. Yes; we all have passions enough to make us not Elijahs and Ahabs only, but angels in heaven, or devils in hell. All the difference between Elijah and Ahab was in the subjection of their passions. Elijah was a man of immensely stronger passions than poor Ahab ever was; only Elijah's powerful passions all swept him up to heaven, whereas all Ahab's contemptible passions shouldered And shovelled and sucked him down to hell. The whole difference between Elijah and Ahab, and between Jezebel and the mother of our Lord was in their hearts' desires, till their hearts' desires grew up into all-consuming passions. And what a passionate preacher Elijah was. Now, let any man among ourselves henceforth pray in his prayers like Jacob and Elijah: let any man among ourselves determine to put his passions into his prayers like Jacob and Elijah, and it will make him a new man. ...
But Elijah would not be the great lesson to us that he is if he were always Elijah, with all his passions at all times at a flame in his prayers. That no man may glory before God, after all that Elijah has done, we see him before he dies just as weak, and as downcast, and as embittered, and as unhappy as if he had never known how to subdue and subject and sanctify his passions. ' Elijah was getting old. In this way Samuel showed Elijah the way to keep his old heart young to the end, and his spirit quiet, and good, and sweet, and beautiful. And it was prayer that did it; and it was putting all his remaining passions still into his prayers to his very end; and it was in that way that Samuel did it, and that Elijah at last learned to do it also. ...
For Elijah's passions all came back to all their first obedience, and to all their former splendid service, as he stood by Jordan and waited for his signal from the Lord. For, what was the chariot of Israel to Elijah that day, but Elijah's heart already in heaven? And what were those horses of fire that day, but all Elijah's passions all harnessed, in all their heaven-bounding strength, to that heavenly chariot? His faith, his fearlessness, his scorn of evil, his prayerfulness, his devotion to Israel and to God. And when the Lord would take up Elijah to Himself, all those horses of fire sprang with one leap up to heaven
Solomon - (1 Kings 9:10-10:29), from "the book of the Acts of Solomon"; his accession and dedication of the temple (1 Kings 1 - 1 Kings 8:66) from "the book of Nathan the prophet"; his idolatry and its penal consequences (1 Kings 11) from "the book of Ahijah the Shilonite and the visions of Iddo the seer. She pleaded this at the critical moment of Adonijah's rebellion (1 Kings 5:13-15; 1 Kings 1:17; 1 Kings 1:30). (See ADONIJAH. Solomon would have spared Adonijah but for his incestuous and treasonous desire to have Abishag his father's concubine; he mercifully spared the rest of his brothers who had joined Adonijah. (See ADONIJAH. He is the true "Prince of peace," the Jedid-jah "the well beloved of the Father
Genealogies of Jesus Christ - In the case of Ruth this is fully satisfactory; and the conduct of the other three women is represented in Scripture as justified or pardoned, Judah was obliged to say of Tamar, ‘She is more righteous than I’ (Genesis 38:26); the remembrance of Rahab’s former life was blotted out by her subsequent faith (James 2:25, Hebrews 11:31); there is no intimation in Scripture that Bathsheba was morally responsible for the sin into which she was forced by a powerful king, and certainly the birth of Solomon is not represented as in any way displeasing to God, but rather the contrary (see 2 Samuel 12:25, where Nathan named the child ‘Jedidiah [5] for the Lord’s sake’; cf
Jeremiah - The "princes," including doubtless some of Josiah's counselors or their sons, interposed in his behalf (Jeremiah 26:16), appealing to Micah's case, who had uttered a like prophecy in Hezekiah's reign with impunity; adding the implication which they durst not express, that though Urijah who prophesied similarly was brought back from his flight into Egypt, and slain by Jehoiakim, yet that the notorious prostration of the state showed that evil, not good, is the result of such persecutions. In the three months' reign of Jehoiachin, Jeconiah, or Coriah (the omission of the Jah marking his severance from Jehovah), Jeremiah prophesied the carrying away of the king and the queen mother Nehushta, daughter of Elnathan (Jeremiah 13:18; Jeremiah 22:24-30; 2 Kings 24:6; 2 Kings 24:8; 2 Kings 24:12; 2 Kings 24:15). Jeremiah himself tried to escape to his native place, Anathoth of Benjamin; but Irijah arrested him at the gate of Benjamin on the charge of desertion to the Chaldeans