What does Yah mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
יָֽהּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 17
יָ֨הּ ׀ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 7
יָ֑הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 6
יָּ֑הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 4
יָ֔הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 2
יָ֗הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 2
בְּיָ֥הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 1
! יָ֨הּ ׀ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 1
יָ֡הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 1
יָהּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 1
הַֽלְלוּיָ֨הּ ׀ to shine. / to praise 1
יָ֭הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 1
יָ֖הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 1
בְּיָ֣הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 1
יָ֣הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 1
! יָ֔הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 1
יָ֬הּ Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form). 1

Definitions Related to Yah

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   1 Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form).
      1a the proper name of the one true God.
      1b used in many compounds.
         1b1 names beginning with the letters ‘Je’.
         1b2 names ending with ‘iah’ or ‘jah’.
         

H1984


   1 to shine.
      1a (Qal) to shine (fig.
      of God’s favour).
      1b (Hiphil) to flash forth light.
   2 to praise, boast, be boastful.
      2a (Qal).
         2a1 to be boastful.
         2a2 boastful ones, boasters (participle).
      2b (Piel).
         2b1 to praise.
         2b2 to boast, make a boast.
      2c (Pual).
         2c1 to be praised, be made praiseworthy, be commended, be worthy of praise.
      2d (Hithpael) to boast, glory, make one’s boast.
      2e (Poel) to make a fool of, make into a fool.
      2f (Hithpoel) to act madly, act like a madman.
      

Frequency of Yah (original languages)

Frequency of Yah (English)

Dictionary

Holman Bible Dictionary - Yah
Shortened form of Yahweh, the Hebrew name for the God of the covenant. See God ; I Am ; Jehovah; Lord; YHWH .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Yah
(See JAH.).

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Sheariah - (sshee uh ri' uh) Personal name perhaps meaning, “Yah has honored” or “Yah knows
Jorai - (joh' ray i) Personal name perhaps meaning, “Yah has seen” or a short form of Joiarim, “Yah has exalted
Sherebiah - (ssheh reh bi' uh) Personal name of uncertain meaning: “Yah gave a new generation,” “Yah understands,” or “Yah made it hot
Maadiah - (may uh di' uh) Personal name of uncertain meaning (perhaps “Yah assembles,” “Yahu promises,” or “Yah adorns
Hobaiah - (hoh bay' Yah) Personal name meaning, “Yah hides
Hoshaiah - (hoh sshi' Yah) Personal name meaning, “Yah saved
Ismaiah - (ihss may' Yah) KJV spelling of Ishmaiah
Jahzeiah - (jah zee' Yah) Modern translation spelling of Jahaziah (Ezra 10:15 )
Jahdai - (jah' day i) Personal name meaning, “Yah leads
Joed - (joh' ehd) Personal name meaning, “Yah is witness
Joshibiah - (jah sshi bi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah lets inhabit
Jedaiah - Personal name meaning, “praise Yah” or “Yah has performed a merciful deed. Personal name meaning, “Yah knows
Ibneiah - (ihb nee' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah builds
Melatiah - (meh luh ti' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah has set free
Mahseiah - (mah' sseei uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah is a refuge
Piltai - (pihl' tawee) Short form of personal name meaning, “(Yah is) my deliverance
Nedabiah - (neh day bi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah is generous
Shehariah - (sshee huh ri' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah is the dawn
Jadah - (ja' duh) Abbreviated form of personal name Jehoaddah meaning, “Yah adorned
Iphdeiah - or IPHEDEIAH (ihf (ih) day' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah redeems
Jeziah - (jeh zi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah sprinkled
Joshaviah - (jah sshuh vi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah lets inhabit,” probably a short form of Joshibiah
Jozadak - (jahz' uh dak) Short form of personal name Jehozadak meaning, “Yah acts in righteousness
Jokim - (joh' kihm) Short form of personal name Jehoiakim meaning, “Yah has established or delivered
Hizki - (hihz' ki) Personal name meaning, “my strength” or a shortened form of “Yah is my strength
Meraiah - (mih' ri' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah has promised” or “stubborn
Jehiah - (jih hi' uh) Personal name meaning, “may he live, O Yah
Zimri - (zihm' ri) Short form of personal name meaning, “Yah helped,” “Yah is my protection,” or “Yah is my praise
Jerijah - (jih ri' juh) Personal name meaning, “Yah sees,” a short form of Jeriah
Joezer - (joh ee' zuhr) Personal name meaning, “Yah is help
Josiphiah - (jah ssih fi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah adds to,” a longer form of Joseph
Jadon - (jay' dahn) Short form of personal name meaning, “Yah rules” or “to be frail
Naarai - (nay; uh ri) Personal name meaning, “attendant of Yah
Jesaiah - (jih ssi' uh) Shortened form of Isaiah meaning, “Yah has saved
Ibnijah - (ihb ni' juh) Personal name meaning, “Yah builds,” a variant spelling of Ibneiah
Moadiah - (moh uh di' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah promises” or “Yah's ornament
Joiakim - (joy' uh kihm) Short form of Jehoiakim meaning, “Yah has established, set up, delivered
Kolaiah - (koh li' uh) Personal name meaning “voice of Yah
Maasai - (may' uh ssawee) Possibly a shortened form of Maaseiah meaning, “work of Yah)
Hodaiah - (hoh day' Yah) KJV, REB spelling of Hodaviah (1 Chronicles 3:24 ) based on Hebrew text in which copyist has obviously transposed two letters and early scribes have noted proper reading in margin of text
Noadiah - (noh uh di' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah has met
Jehdeiah - (jehh dee' Yah) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh rejoices
Jekamiah - (jeh kuh mi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah delivers
Tobadonijah - (tahb ad uh ni' juh) Personal name meaning, “Yah, my Lord, is good
Imri - (ihm' ri) Short form of personal name Amariah meaning, “Yah has spoken
Jozachar - (jahz' uh kahr) Personal name meaning, “Yah thought of
Joshaphat - (jahssh' uh fat) Short form of personal name Jehoshaphat meaning, “Yah Judges 1:1
Jezrahiah - (jehz ruh hi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah shines forth
Mebunnai - (mih buhn' nee) Personal name meaning, “building of Yah
Jecamiah - (jehc uh mi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah causes to stand
Jachin - (jay' kihn) Personal name meaning, “Yah established
Zabdi - (zab' di) Personal name meaning, “my gift” or short form of “Yah gives
Jonadab - (jan' uh dab) Short form of personal name Jehonadab meaning, “Yah proves himself to be generous
Joiada - (joy' uh duh) Short form of personal name Jehoiada meaning, “Yah knows
Ishmaiah - (ihssh mi' uh) Long and short form of personal name meaning, “Yah(weh) hears
Joiarib - (joy uh rihb) Short form of Jehoiarib meaning, “Yah establishes justice
Matthias - (mat thi' uhss) Shortened form of Mattathias (“gift of Yah
Mattithiah - (mat ti thi' uh) Personal name meaning, “gift of Yah
Pekahiah - (pehk' uh hi' uh) A personal name meaning, “Yah has opened his eyes
Michaiah - (mihk i' uh) KJV form of Micaiah, a personal name meaning, “Who is like Yah?” 1
Hizkiah - (Hiz kyah) Personal name meaning, “Yah is my strength
Irijah - (i ri' juh) Personal name meaning, “Yah sees
Jahaziel - (juh hay' zih ehl) Personal name meaning, “Yah looks
Nethaniah - (nehth uh ni' uh) Personal name meaning, “given of Yah
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2: κεραία (Strong's #2762 — Noun Feminine — keraia | kerea — ker-ah'-yah ) "a little horn" (keras, "a horn"), was used to denote the small stroke distinguishing one Hebrew letter from another
Adonijah - (adoh ni' jah) Personal name meaning, “Yah is Lord
Pedaiah - (pih di' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah redeems
Helmet - 1: περικεφαλαία (Strong's #4030 — Noun Feminine — perikephalaia — per-ee-kef-al-ah'-yah ) from peri, "around," and kephale, "a head," is used figuratively in Ephesians 6:17 , with reference to salvation, and 1 Thessalonians 5:8 , where it is described as "the hope of salvation
Hodiah - (hoh di' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah is majestic
Zacharias - (zak uhr i' uhss) Greek form of Hebrew personal name Zechariah, meaning, “Yah remembered
Achaia - Achaia (a-kâ' Yah or a-kä'yah)
Mattaniah - (mat tuh ni' uh) Personal name meaning “gift of Yah
Tobiah - (toh bi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah is good
Michal - (mi' kuhl) Personal name meaning, “who is like El (God)?,” a variant form of Micah, “who is like Yah?” and abbreviated form of Michael
Uriah - (yoo ri' uh) Personal name meaning, “fire of Yah
Ahiah - (uh hi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh is my brother. achiyah —1Samuel 14:3,1 Samuel 14:18 ; 2 Samuel 23:34 ; 1 Kings 4:3 ; 1 Kings 11:29-30 ; 1 Kings 12:15 ; 1Kings 14:2,1 Kings 14:4 ; 1 Kings 15:27-33 ; 1 Chronicles 2:25 ; 1 Chronicles 8:7 ; 1 Chronicles 11:36 ; 1 Chronicles 26:20 ; 2 Chronicles 9:29 ; Nehemiah 10:27 . achiyahu —1Kings 14:4-6,1 Kings 14:18 ; 2 Chronicles 10:15 . The variation occurs because the Hebrew divine name Yahweh can be abbreviated several ways when joined with another word to form a proper name. Three of the possible forms are illustrated here: Yah, Yahu, yo
Hodaviah - (hoh duh vi' uh) Personal name meaning, “praise Yah
Seraiah - (ssih ri' uh) personal name meaning, “Yah has proved Himself ruler
Jehu - (jee hyoo) Personal name meaning, “Yah is He
Yhwh - From the study of the structure of the Hebrew language most scholars today believe that YHWH was probably pronounced Yahweh (Yah' weh )
Olives, Olive Tree - 1: ἐλαία (Strong's #1636 — Noun Feminine — elaia — el-ah'-yah ) denotes (a) "an olive tree," Romans 11:17,24 ; Revelation 11:4 (plural); the Mount of Olives was so called from the numerous olive trees there, and indicates the importance attached to such; the Mount is mentioned in the NT in connection only with the Lord's life on earth, Matthew 21:1 ; 24:3 ; 26:30 ; Mark 11:1 ; 13:3 ; 14:26 ; Luke 19:37 ; 22:39 ; John 8:1 ; (b) "an olive," James 3:12 , RV (AV, "olive berries")
Jozabad - (jahz' uh bad) Short form of personal name Jehozabad meaning, “Yah gave
Johanan - (joh hoh' nuhn) Short form of personal time Jehohanan meaning, “Yah is merciful
Praise - The Hebrew “Hallelujah” is generally translated “Praise the Lord!” The Hebrew term is more technically translated “Let us praise Yah,” the term “Yah” being a shortened form of “Yahweh,” the unique Israelite name for God. The term “Yah” is found in the KJV rendering of Hananiah - (han uh ni' uh) Personal name with two Hebrew spellings meaning, “Yah(weh) is gracious
Zechariah - (zehk uh ri' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah (in long form Yahweh) remembered
Naming - ”...
Simple names functioning as epithets, such as Nabal meaning “fool” and Sarah meaning “princess,” gave way to compound names factual or wishful in nature, such as Mattaniah meaning “gift of Yahweh” and Ezekiel meaning “may God strengthen. ” Compound names in the main are theophoric, employing the divine names El and Yah (Elijah, Ishmael, Nathaniel)
Elijah - (e li' jah) Personal name meaning, “my God is Yah. In response of Elijah's prayer, Yahweh rained fire from heaven to consume the wet wood. Yahweh's power and Baal's impotence was further revealed through the drought
Micah, Book of - The prophet Micah's name means, “Who is like Yah?” People in the Ancient Near East commonly gave their children names that indicated devotion to their god, and Yahweh was the name by which the God of Israel and Judah was called
God, Names of - Next to Lord (Yahweh), Elohim [3] is the major designation for God. ...
Yahweh/Yah . 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. Evidence from Greek usage in the Christian era points to the two-syllable pronunciation, "Yahweh. Quite possibly we need to hear the Old Testament meaning for Yahweh behind the words of Jesus when he speaks of himself as "I am" ("It is I, " Matthew 14:27 ; "I am the one, " John 8:24,28 , 58 ). Mosaic Yahwism differed from patriarchal religion in that Mosaic Yahwism stressed, among other matters, divine intervention in oppressive situations and holinessfeatures not central to patriarchal religion. Yahweh is present, accessible, near to those who call on him (Psalm 145:18 ) for deliverance (107:13), forgiveness (25:11), and guidance (31:3). Yahweh is dynamically near, but as God (Elohim [3]) he is also paradoxically transcendent. Yahweh's name is forever tied, through the exodus event, with salvation and liberation (Exodus 15:1-13 ; 20:2-3 ). The salvation promise given in Exodus 6:6-8 is an expansive one, including intimacy with God and blessings of abundance, but is decidedly bracketed first and last with "I am Yahweh. ...
Theologically the name of Yahweh resonates with covenant, partly because in the explication of the name in Exodus 6:6-8 the covenant formula is invoked ("I will be your God and you will be my people"). ...
Compounds with Yahweh . Yahweh of Hosts . The most pervasive compound with Yahweh is "Lord of hosts, " which occurs 285 times in the Bible and is concentrated in prophetic books (251 times) especially in Jeremiah and Zechariah. As a military term it signifies that Yahweh is, so to speak, "Commander-in-chief" (1 Samuel 17:45 ). ...
Less Frequent Compounds with Yahweh . Several hyphenations or compounds are attached, for the most part, to some notable experience, as with Yahweh-Nissi ("The-Lord-is-my-Banner") where "banner" is understood as a rallying place. From the wilderness experience of bitter waters at Marah emerges another such "name": Yahweh Rophe ("The Lord who heals, " Exodus 15:26 ; cf. Abraham memorialized God's provision of a sacrifice in the name Yahweh-jireh ("The Lord will provide, " Genesis 22:14 ). Names for structures in which hyphenated Yahweh names occur include Gideon's altar, named Yahweh-shalom ("The Lord is peace, " Judges 6:24 ) and the temple Yahweh-samma ("The Lord is There, " Ezekiel 48:35 ). ...
Yahweh and Elohim . The combination, "Yahweh Elohim " (Lord God), is found in Genesis 2,3 (nineteen times; twenty-one times elsewhere). The double name in Genesis 2:4b-3:24 , may be to emphasize that the majesty of God that attaches to the name Elohim [3] in Genesis 1 is not to be separated from the immediacy of a Yahweh in the garden. (English Bibles commonly also employ "lord God" to translate adonai Yahweh
The Deity named Yahweh (Lord) is identical with Elohim [ Deuteronomy 6:4 ) underscores that identity, as do expressions like "Yahweh your/our God. " Yahweh as God is exclusively God: "This is what the Lord saysIsrael's King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God" (Isaiah 44:6 ). Parke-Taylor, Yahweh: The Divine Name in the Bible ; M
Joel - (joh' ehl) Personal name meaning, “Yah is God
Nehemiah - (nee huh mi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah comforts or encourages” and name of Old Testament book featuring work of Nehemiah
Micah, Theology of - Micah's name means, "Who is like Yah, " and in this concluding prophecy he asks, "Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance?" (v
Number - Yod = 10, = Hebrews 5:1-14 , was not used because’ Yod, He ,’ or Yah was a form of the sacred name Yahweh , which might not be pronounced; accordingly Teth = 9 and Waw = 6 were substituted
Temple - The 35 cubits instead of 18 cubits, in 2 Chronicles 3:15, arose from a copyist's error (confounding Yah = 18 with lah = 35 cubits)