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Yahweh

(yä`wĕ), modern reconstruction of YHWH, the ancient Hebrew ineffable name for GodGod,
divinity of the three great monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as many other world religions. See also religion and articles on individual religions. Names for God

In the Old Testament various names for God are used.
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. Other forms are Jah, Jahve, Jahveh, Jahweh, Jehovah, Yahve, Yahveh, and Yahwe.

Yahweh

 

(also Yahveh, Jehovah), the name for god in Judaism. The name “Yahweh” was formed from the tetragrammaton YHWH, whose precise pronunciation is not known. Inasmuch as uttering the name was taboo, the tetragrammaton served as an ideogram for the word “Lord” (rendered in Greek as kyrios). The Masoretes vowelized the tetragrammaton to “Jehovah,” the name adopted by Christian theologians in the 14th century. According to its grammatical structure, the tetragrammaton, which is derived from the Hebrew verbal root hyh (“to be”), can mean either “eternally existing” or “creator of all that exists.” The exact meaning is debatable.

Yahweh

reconstruction of YHWH, ancient Hebrew name for God. [Heb. Lang.: NCE, 3019]
See: God

Yahweh

, Jahweh, Yahveh, Jahveh
Old Testament a vocalization of the Tetragrammaton, used esp by Christian theologians
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God, of Jahwe, het Homself so in Eksodus 3:14 aan Moses bekendgestel.
Die vertalers het ook na die ouer tradisie teruggegryp deur Jahwe met "HERE" te vertaal.
In 'n verslag van die Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika, Klassis Pretoria-Sentraal (GKSA, 1984), skryf die Klassis met nadruk dat die naam van God ten minste met "HERE" weergegee word, om onderskeid te maak tussen Jahwe en 'Adonaj.
Na aanleiding van die feit dat Jahwe Homself in Eksodus 3:14 aan die mens bekendgestel het as "Ek is wat Ek is" en daarna gese het "se aan die Israeliete EK IS het jou gestuur", word in hierdie artikel gereken dat "EK IS" 'n goeie eietydse weergawe sou wees van wat God met sy eienaam, Jahwe, wou weergee.
Das Hauptproblem liegt hier darin, dass in der gnostischen Literatur einer streng antijudischen Haltung gibt es: Jahwe ist ein boser Gott, die sieben Erzengel des Judentums sind damonisiert worden, die Juden seien die kosmischen Machte des Bosen und wurden von ihnen geleitet, alle judischen Propheten--und zwar einschlie[ss]lich Moses'--gelten als "Lugenpropheten", die judischen Gesetze werden abgelehnt (Iwersen 2001:19).
Erster Band: Religion und Offenbarung (Paderborn: Schoningh, 1901); Zweiter Band: Jahwe und Christus (Paderborn: 1905).