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 (yä′wā, -wĕ) also Yah·veh (-vā, -vĕ) or Jah·veh (yä′vā, -vĕ) or Jah·weh (yä′wā, -wĕ)
A name for God thought to represent the original pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton among the ancient Hebrews.

[Conventional pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton, written in Hebrew as yhwh; see hwy in Semitic roots.]
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(ˈjɑːweɪ) or




(ˈjɑːveɪ) or


(Bible) Old Testament a vocalization of the Tetragrammaton, used esp by Christian theologians
[from Hebrew, from YHVH, with conjectural vowels; perhaps related to hāwāh to be; see also Jehovah]
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or Jah•weh

(ˈyɑ wɛ)

also Yah•veh,



a name of God, transliterated by scholars from the Tetragrammaton and commonly rendered Jehovah.
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Noun1.Yahweh - a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH
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(36) Rendtorff warned against the tendency in the study of Israelite religion to assume that the OT adopts the belief system of the Canaanite religion based on the use of a shared language, especially divine names ("El, Ba'al und Jahwe: Erwagungen zum Verhaltnis von kanaanaischer und israelitischer Religion," Zeitschrift fur die alttestament-liche Wissenschaft 78 [1966], 277-92).
With regard to the verbs that define the act of education in The Old Testament writings, we want to recall one of these to emphasize that education in general and religious in particular means the formation of character in a way in which man has the capacity to receive and to apply the teachings received in a lucid and attentive manner to the purpose it has, namely, "the holiness of one's own life by reference to the holiness of Jahwe" (Vatamanu 2011: 515): the verb shanan which means to sharpen appears in Holy Scripture in Qal, Piel and Hitpoel.
The Protestant theologian Christa Mulack claimed that Jahwe had murdered the goddesses:
Ofrecer a Dios las primicias, suponia reconocer el supremo dominio de Jahwe sobre la tierra, incluido hombres, animales y vegetales, de modo que esta costumbre terminaba por reconducirse a un precepto de derecho divino positivo" (P.
In die 1953-Afrikaanse vertaling word Jahwe met HERE (die hele woord met hoofletters geskryf) vertaal, en in die 1983-Afrikaanse vertaling word dit slegs as Here (net die eerste letter is 'n hoofletter) weergegee.
(Philodelphia, 1961), 2:32 understood P's kabod to be "a formless brightness of light" and Julian Morgenstern, "Biblical Theophanies," ZA 25 (1911): 154 assumed that the kebhod jahwe of P, other than being "something like fire" enveloped in the "cloud of Jahwe," has "no particular shape." But these claims are based on the false assumption that P's theology is anti-anthropomorphist, an assumption that is to be rejected.
Es steht ausser Zweifel, wenn ihm die Worter von Jahwe (7) zugeschrieben werden und seine Tatigkeit nur auf dem Hintergrund des AT verstandlich ist.
In his words: "He was negotiator with Pharaoh, miracle worker by a magical rod, logistics expert in leading the exodus and wilderness trek, covenant mediator between Jahwe and Israel, lawgiver to the community, military commander-in-chief against Amalek and Midian, appointer and installer of priests, judge of disputes among the people, and a prophet--indeed more than a prophet, in the directness of his communication with God." (pp.195-196) According to Rosenberg (1986), following the varied inputs from the four, earlier-noted "traditions" over the centuries, there was probably a final editor (Redactor) who codified the Bible in its present form in about 90 C.E.