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 ?
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.
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.
What know I but that these evils are the messengers of Jehovah's wrath to the unnatural child, who thinks of a stranger's captivity before a parent's?
It was as if God's World had fallen into the muck mire of the abyss underlying the bottom of hell; as if Jehovah's Commandments had been presented on carved stone to the monkeys of the monkey cage at the Zoo; as if the Sermon on the Mount had been preached in a roaring bedlam of lunatics.
Within this circle is Jehovah's name, Forward and backward anagrammatiz'd, Th' abbreviated names of holy saints, Figures of every adjunct to the heavens, And characters of signs and erring stars, By which the spirits are enforc'd to rise: Then fear not, Faustus, to be resolute, And try the utmost magic can perform.
When I tell them, "I cannot promise this, I cannot answer for the other, I must see my principal, I have not the money, I am a poor man and it does not rest with me," they are so unbelieving and so impatient, that they sometimes curse me in Jehovah's name.'
O Jehovah, hear us for His sake, Thy Son, whom Thou didst give that through Him all men might also become Thy children.
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. As well might it be charged upon me, that the stings of an awakened conscience drove her mad, and that it was the will of the Disposer of all things that she should live so, many years.
Believe me, Joshua's task was easier, and he had Jehovah to help him.
In a new memoir, Scorah chronicles her experience in the Jehovah's Witness faith and ultimately leaving it to start an entirely different life.