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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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Jahweh once again told Jonah to go denounce the wicked ways of Nineveh.
Bush and Tony Blair have appealed to this specific watching, judging God in their defence of the Iraq war and occupation, while General Thomas Franks briefly took us back to the pre-Judaic period, when Jahweh was one among many, with his statement that he would prevail over Iraqi insurgents because 'my God is bigger than their God'.
If the scientists' summum bonum or highest good is truth, if scientists make truth their God, as some have claimed, is this not just as parochial an attitude as the worship of Jahweh, or Muhammad, or the Angel Moroni?
The Psalms gave the Rastas the trademark name "JAH" for their hero and deity, Ras Tafari, Emperor Haile Selassie I; the title JAH is found once in the Psalms as an abbreviation for Yahweh (or Jahweh), the four-letter word (tetragrammaton) YHWH.
"He was an inspired shepherd whom Jahweh used to make his will known to men."
(2) a short and unambitious verse play; the religious-political-military crisis on Mangaia, in the Cook Islands, which led to the triumph of Jahweh & the final confusion of Rongo, Te A'aia, & other oceanic godheads.
The New Jerusalem Bible notes that Sarah is the only matriarch to have Jahweh take an interest in her name.
"J" stands for Yahwist, referring to the author's naming of God as Yahweh ("Jahweh", in the German spelling; also "Jehovah").
(Edinburgh, 1962-65), 1:145, 46: "Actually, Israel conceived even Jahweh himself as having human form ...
Yet Tillich also insisted upon the "element of concreteness" inherent in any symbolization of God, e.g.: "The man who glorifies Jahweh, the God of the Old Testament, has both an ultimate concern and a concrete image of what concerns him ultimately" (Dynamics of Faith 46).