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1.A transliteration of the four constants forming the Hebrew tetragrammaton or "incommunicable name" of the Supreme Being, which in latter Jewish tradition is not pronounced save with the vowels of adonai or elohim, so that the true pronunciation is lost.
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The first commandment, "You shall not have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3), can only be understood in the light of the preceding verse, "I am the NAME IHVH, your God, who led you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage (slavery).
In the third, he explains the meaning of the tetragram IHVH (flesh) and its expansion into the pentagram IHSVH (Jesus), the verbum mirificum which represents the sum of wisdom and the salvation of humanity.
And although she refers to Farwell's belief that the "exposition of the Sacred Name, IHVH, reveals the ultimate formative principle of the sonata," she shrugs it off by remarking that "such philosophical [sic] thoughts were behind Farwell's understanding of sonata form" (p.