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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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Senior, it is all over that Yahweh the Most High had spat into the mouth of a certain Okomfo Nyame-Nipa called Kofi Badu (not the footballer) to prophesy to all and sundry and sundry and all that the cause of all our problems is woman.
The man with him turned away and went towards Sodom, but Yahweh remained standing before Abraham.
His observations that Deuteronomy 32:6-7's descriptions of Yahweh echo the traditional description of El and that Yahweh was unknown to the patriarchs according to Exodus 6:2-3 prompt him to opine that the author of Exodus 6:2-3 "identified Yahweh with the traditions of the great Canaanite god, El." (13) Simply put, Cross and Smith assumed that there was a continuity between Israel's religious tradition and its ancient Near Eastern parallels.
In a chilling irony, it is Pilate, who serves at the will of Caesar, who tries to save the life of Jesus--"I find no case against him," while the "paid crowds," ostensibly the servants of Yahweh, the Lord who saves life, shout "Crucify him!" As any demagogue will tell you, all it takes is the right crowd.
A word is not yet on my tongue before you, Yahweh, know all about it.
The presentation of Jesus is confusing: On the one hand, "the evidence that Jesus called himself a messiah is mixed at best"; on the other, Jesus claimed "not to speak for Yahweh, but to be Yahweh's son,'" that is, "to share Yahweh's essence" (128, 147-148, emphasis original).
The Lobatse born artiste said Yahweh Rohi means Jehovah is my shepard, which is derived from Psalm 23 and was inspired by David, who portrays God as a Shepard who looks after his flocks.
Yahweh had freed them from slavery and set them free in a land of plenty.
This belief is clearly stated in Yahweh's words to Zephaniah: "I will leave as a remnant in your midst a people humble and lowly, who shall take refuge in the name of Yahweh: the remnant of Israel."
Yahweh to Hell is at once both uproarious and sobering, and even those who take issue with Woods' point of view will find his arguments compelling and his insights thought-provoking.
Critique: As informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking, witty and insightful, and critically timely given the current and forthcoming presidential electoral campaigning, "Yahweh to Hell: Why We Need Jesus Out of Politics!" should be considered essential reading for everyone considered with the attempts at the religious conservative political movement striving to take over the political reigns of power and seize control of our government at the municipal, county, state, and federal levels.
Yahweh, through His words, deeds, revelations, and prophets, not only provides us with a code of ethics, but the very ethical core of humanity without which any sense of morality or justice is impossible.