Yahweh


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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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Though He first created the Earth without form, and void, Yahweh quickly decided to create light and immediately determined that it was good.
First, depicting Noah with reference to Yahweh, who is created by Noah himself, then both Noah's and Yahweh's opportunism and materialism, she demythifies traditional religion.
Logically, exclusiveness of covenant relationship with Yahweh depended on his role in creation.
Again, Yahweh directed Moses: "An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen.
Much of the vocabulary used here to describe this figure, finally, is furnished from Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), as when the new book describes Yahweh as combining "Lear's unpredictable furies, Falstaff's surging vitalism, and Hamlet's restlessness of consciousness.
conclude from recent history that Yahweh no longer gives a damn (40:27).
This response stands in stark contrast to the actions of the pharaohs, and even to Yahweh, who kills Egyptian infants.
Even when used to express God's justice, the motif takes on the quality of lament, this time divine lament, in which Yahweh is portrayed "as one who mourns the judgment Yahweh had to pass," as "one who suffered along with the people in their plight" (p.
The human condition is elucidated by the encounters of the Hebrews and the Egyptians, Moses and Pharaoh, and Yahweh and Israel, as well as by the concepts of the mountain of God and the promised land.
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However, although Yahweh himself is later identified as personally appointing both Saul and David king through direct revelation to Samuel, this conferral of legitimacy was never intended to be unconditional, as the imposition of specific rules to limit monarchic authority (a kind of constitutional "check") and the later removal of the kingship from Saul's line both attest.
Balaam states that he will utter only what his god Yahweh inspires, but he is willing to accompany the Moabite messengers to Balak.