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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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Jesus assumed the I AM of the Old Testament.That is why when He entered in the New Testament, this I AM that Yaweh spoke to Moses became a person, Jesus.
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It was the place where the first male and female prostrated and bowed to the Almighty - God, Allah, Edo, Yaweh - saying to Him, 'sorry for what we've done wrong and thank you for your blessings'.
The section's title poem is about a passage from the Hebrew Bible (Numbers 1:1,5,6), in which Yaweh tells Moses to send his people through the desert even though they are tired and afraid:
They do not hurt, no harm on all my holy mountain, for the country is filled with the knowledge of Yaweh as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:7-8).
Although he had a Babylonian name, his sons, whom it is known from Elephantine Papyri, had Jewish names showing them to be worshippers of Yaweh.
He then contends that the god identified as Yaweh was a series of tricksters co-opted by various characters in the Old Testament.
The destruction of the earth and 'the coming of Yaweh' are forecast by the prophets of Israel and become the basis for final judgment in Christian doctrine along with the second coming, the resurrection of the dead, the immortality of the soul, and concepts of heaven and hell.