- An anglicized pronunciation of the Hebrew tetragrammaton, Yhwh
, which are the four consonant letters used to spell Godâs name in the Old Testament (Exodus 3:14
). The vowels of the word âadonaiâ was combined with Yhwh
to get the word âJehovahâ which was first used in the 12th century. A more accurate pronunciation of Yhwh
would be âYahweh
- See God ; I Am ; Jehovah; Lord; Yhwh
- In most English translations Yhwh
is recognizable where the word LORD appears in all caps. ...
In the course of the centuries the actual pronunciation of Yhwh
was lost. Yhwh
appeared with the vowels from “Adonai” as a device to remind them to say “Adonai” in their reading of the text. From the study of the structure of the Hebrew language most scholars today believe that Yhwh
was probably pronounced Yahweh (Yah' weh )
- (jeh hoh' vuh-sshuhm' maw) Transliteration of a Hebrew name (Ezekiel 48:35
, margin) meaning “The Lord is there” which is better transliterated Yhwh
-shammah (NAS margin)
- ’” Yhwh
makes up the base of the verb "to be" from which God designated His own name as "I AM. " In English the letters are basically equivalent to Yhwh
- ” The Tetragrammaton Yhwh
appears without its own vowels, and its exact pronunciation is debated (Jehovah, Yehovah, Jahweh, Yahweh). ...
The divine name Yhwh
appears only in the Bible. , man as a weak and dependent creature) and began (along with all other pious persons) to call upon (formally worship) the name of Yhwh
, “the Lord” ( Yhwh, but the promised deliverance and, therefore, the fuller significance or experienced meaning of His name were unknown to them (
God, Names of
, the tetragrammaton because of its four letters, is, strictly speaking, the only proper name for God. English Bibles represent the name Yhwh
by the title "Lord" (written in capitals to distinguish it from "lord"
[ Philippians 2:11
). The resulting misguided pronunciation of the name Yhwh
as a three-syllable word, Y
ehovah, continued in English Bible translations until early in the twentieth century. "...
The meaning of the name Yhwh
may best be summarized as "present to act (usually, but not only) in salvation. The name Yhwh
specifies an immediacy, a presence. ...
The name Yhwh
was probably given to Moses as a new revelation; the "faith" that came to be associated with the name Yhwh
, although in continuity with that of the patriarchs, was different from theirs. ...
The theological significance that attaches to the name Yhwh
is multiple. ...
The name Yhwh
defines him as involved in human struggle. " The name Yhwh
is prominent in salvation oracles ( Zephaniah 3:14-17
) and in petitions (Psalm 79:5,9
; 86:1 ). The salvation dimension of the name recurs in the announcement of the incarnation: the one born is to be called "Jesus" for (as an echo of the name Yhwh
) "he will save his people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21
). In the name Yhwh
God's character as the savior of a people is revealed. The name Yhwh
is a name to which Israel can lay particular claim. ...
The name Yhwh
is anything but empty. Riesel, The Mysterious Name of Yhwh
- An example is the perpetual kere involving God's personal name, where the Hebrew text contains the consonants Yhwh
with the vowels a, o, a from adonai , the Hebrew word for Lord in which i is actually a Hebrew consonant
Jesus Christ, Name And Titles of
- The most important development was the substitution of "Adonai" (Lord) for "Yahweh" in synagogue usage and the use of hashem, "the name, " for both "Yahweh, " "Elohim" (God), and even "Adonai" in the rabbinic schools, at least when quoting the Tanach, so the rabbis forgot how Yhwh
was orginally pronounced. Indeed, for them the divine name, Yhwh
, was given to Jesus, that every knee should bow to him and every tongue confess that he is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11
; cf. Yhwh
]'> says to my Lord (LXX kyrios
9 [ John 20:28
The generic term for God in the New Testament is theos, but kurios , the Greek rendering of the Hebrew Yhwh
, is frequently used instead of the generic term. Instead, they gave to this four-consonant name (YHWH) the vowels of another Hebrew word, Adonai, which means "my Master" or "my Lord. When the Old Testament was translated into Greek, the name Yhwh
or Adonai was rendered by the Greek word kurios, which means "Lord
Kingdom of God
- Due to respect for the third commandment ("You shall not misuse the name of the Lordyour God"
), pious Jews used various circumlocutions for the sacred name of God (YHWH) in order to avoid the danger of breaking this commandment
- ’ The expression ‘Tetragrammaton’ is used for the four consonants of the sacred name, Yhwh
, which appears in Greek capital letters as Pipi , owing to the similarity of the Greek capital p to the Hebrew h , and the Greek capital i to the Hebrew y and w Psalms, Theology of - They frequently exhibit the formula Yhwh malak, "Yahweh is king" or some similar sentiment