Jehovah


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Je·ho·vah

 (jĭ-hō′və)
n.
God, especially in Christian translations of the Hebrew Scriptures.

[Blend of the letters of the Tetragrammaton and, with modification, the vowels of Adonai.]

Jehovah

(dʒɪˈhəʊvə)
n
(Bible) Old Testament the personal name of God, revealed to Moses on Mount Horeb (Exodus 3)
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew YHVH: the original vocalization was considered too sacred to be pronounced and the vowels of Eloah (God) were therefore substituted in the Masoretic text, whence Yetto Vah]

Je•ho•vah

(dʒɪˈhoʊ və)

n.
1. a name of God in the Old Testament, a rendering of the ineffable name, JHVH, in the Hebrew Scriptures.
2. (in modern Christian use) God.
Je•ho′vic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jehovah - a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH
2.Jehovah - terms referring to the Judeo-Christian GodJehovah - terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
Blessed Trinity, Holy Trinity, Sacred Trinity, Trinity - the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
hypostasis of Christ, hypostasis - any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united
Translations
JehovaJehovan todistaja

Jehovah

[dʒɪˈhəʊvə] NJehová m
Jehovah's WitnessTestigo m de Jehová

Jehovah

nJehova m, → Jahwe m

Jehovah

[dʒɪˈhəʊvə] nGeova m
References in classic literature ?
The chief were those who from the Pit of Hell Roaming to seek their prey on earth, durst fix Their Seats long after next the Seat of God, Their Altars by his Altar, Gods ador'd Among the Nations round, and durst abide JEHOVAH thundring out of SION, thron'd Between the Cherubim; yea, often plac'd Within his Sanctuary it self their Shrines, Abominations; and with cursed things His holy Rites, and solemn Feasts profan'd, And with their darkness durst affront his light.
I watch, I toil, I hope, I pray; Jehovah, in his own time, will aid.
The girl's mind had conceived a picture of the hut, of the two peasants, of the crownless king; she had imagined the wintry forest, she had recalled the old Saxon ghost-legends, she had appreciated Alfred's courage under calamity, she had remembered his Christian education, and had shown him, with the rooted confidence of those primitive days, relying on the scriptural Jehovah for aid against the mythological Destiny.
O Jehovah, hear us for His sake, Thy Son, whom Thou didst give that through Him all men might also become Thy children.
Believe me, Joshua's task was easier, and he had Jehovah to help him.
Jehovah was anthropomorphic because he could address himself to the Jews only in terms of their understanding; so he was conceived as in their own image, as a cloud, a pillar of fire, a tangible, physical something which the mind of the Israelites could grasp.
If the presence of Arthur was a daily reproach to his father, and if the absence of Arthur was a daily agony to his mother, that was the just dispensation of Jehovah.
The shocking rules are supposedly laid down in a secretive book given to all Jehovah Witnesses' elders, and are now being challenged by campaigners who believe other victims are going unheard and abusers unpunished.
While the prosecutor planned to run a test case of this charge, the unlicenced distribution of the tracts on the streets continued and many Jehovah Witnesses were repeatedly charged with violating the by-law.
Jehovah, known as Giovani, was found 30 minutes later under floating leaves in the Grand Union Canal, which is 100 metres from the family home.
Jehovah God will completely reverse the awful conditions of suffering, sickness, and death that has held mankind it its grip for thousands of years.
Growing up in the Jehovah faith was very traumatic for Brenda as she found herself isolated from the rest of her classmates.