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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.
He settles on another characterization: This irony, produced "when altogether incommensurate realities juxtapose and clash", centers on J's representation of Yahweh himself--as both flawed human, at times childish, and at the same time the supreme being, "wholly incommensurate even with himself" (25-26).
How to be emulated (6) are those whose help is in the God of Jacob, whose hope is in Yahweh their God.
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This applies especially to the dating of the [Hebrew Text Omitted] as a description of the relation between Yahweh and men.
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Taking Ishtar names in Mesopotamia, Baal names in the Levant, and Yahweh names in Israel as case studies, he investigates relationships between the related names.
They might not have known what Yahweh looked like, but they were fairly certain of God's behavior patterns.
The point of Jer 2:33-3:5 is not that Yahweh has divorced Judah, but that an adulterous Judah should not expect to be able to return to Yahweh.
Bloom, a cultural Jew who no longer trusts in the religious covenant that sustained his mother's faith, remains haunted by the untamed Yahweh he finds at the heart of the Hebrew scriptures, and in a short, brilliant, angry, and often outrageous book he challenges Christians who think of the Hebrew scriptures as a preface to the New Testament by arguing that the gospels are but a footnote to the Torah.