What does Jehovah mean?

Definitions for Jehovah
dʒɪˈhoʊ vəJe·ho·vah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yahweh, YHWH, Yahwe, Yahveh, YHVH, Yahve, Wahvey, Jahvey, Jahweh, Jehovah, JHVH(noun)

    a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH

  2. Godhead, Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty, Almighty, Jehovah(noun)

    terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

Wiktionary

  1. Jehovah(Noun)

    A Jehovah's Witness.

    Etymology: Transliteration of Hebrew יְהֹוָה, the Masoretic vocalization of the Biblical Hebrew יהוה.

  2. Jehovah(ProperNoun)

    The personal name of God in the Hebrew Scriptures; in Hebrew, יהוה‎ (YHVH)

    Etymology: Transliteration of Hebrew יְהֹוָה, the Masoretic vocalization of the Biblical Hebrew יהוה.

Wikipedia

  1. Jehovah

    Jehovah () is a Latinization of the Hebrew יְהֹוָה, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible and one of the seven names of God in Judaism. The consensus among scholars is that the historical vocalization of the Tetragrammaton at the time of the redaction of the Torah (6th century BCE) is most likely Yahweh. The historical vocalization was lost because in Second Temple Judaism, during the 3rd to 2nd centuries BCE, the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton came to be avoided, being substituted with Adonai ("my Lord"). The Hebrew vowel points of Adonai were added to the Tetragrammaton by the Masoretes, and the resulting form was transliterated around the 12th century as Yehowah. The derived forms Iehouah and Jehovah first appeared in the 16th century. "Jehovah" was popularized in the English-speaking world by William Tyndale and other pioneer English Protestant translations such as the Geneva Bible and the King James Version. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops states that in order to pronounce the Tetragrammaton "it is necessary to introduce vowels that alter the written and spoken forms of the name", resulting in "Yahweh" or "Jehovah". It also remains in use by the Watchtower Society translators of the New World Translation, and appears in the still-popular translations of the American Standard Version (1901) and the Young's Literal Translation (1862, 1899), but it does not appear in current mainstream English translations, some of which use Yahweh but most continue to use "Lord" or "LORD" to represent same.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jehovah(noun)

    a Scripture name of the Supreme Being, by which he was revealed to the Jews as their covenant God or Sovereign of the theocracy; the "ineffable name" of the Supreme Being, which was not pronounced by the Jews

    Etymology: [Heb. usually yhvh (with the vowel points of dni Lord), sometimes (to avoid repetition) yhvih (with the vowel points of lhm God); but only the four Heb, consonants yhvh are conceded to be certainly known.]

Freebase

  1. Jehovah

    Jehovah is a Latinization of the Hebrew יְהֹוָה, a vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible, which has also been transcribed as "Yehowah" or "Yahweh". יְהֹוָה appears 6,518 times in the traditional Masoretic Text, in addition to 305 instances of יֱהֹוִה. The earliest available Latin text to use a vocalization similar to Jehovah dates from the 13th century. Most scholars believe "Jehovah" to be a late hybrid form derived by combining the Latin letters JHVH with the vowels of Adonai, but there is some evidence that it may already have been in use in Late Antiquity. The consensus among scholars is that the historical vocalization of the Tetragrammaton at the time of the redaction of the Torah is most likely Yahweh, however there is disagreement. The historical vocalization was lost because in Second Temple Judaism, during the 3rd to 2nd centuries BCE, the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton came to be avoided, being substituted with Adonai.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jehovah

    je-hō′va, n. the eternal or self-existent Being, the chief Hebrew name of the Deity.&mdasmdash;n. Jehō′vist, one who holds that the vowel-points annexed to the word Jehovah in Hebrew are the proper vowels of the word, some maintaining that they are those of the word Adonai or of Elohim: the supposed writer of the passages in the Pentateuch, in which the name applied to God is Jehovah.—adj. Jehovist′ic. [Heb. Yahōwāh, hardly from hāwāh, to be.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jehovah

    the name of God in the Hebrew Scriptures as self-existent, and the Creator and Lord of all things, in the regard of the Jews too sacred to be pronounced, and which in the Authorised Version is often rendered by the word LORD in small capital letters.

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How to say Jehovah in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jehovah in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jehovah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Jehovah in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw that it was good what would he say now

  2. Abraham Quintanilla III:

    Of course I'm happy that, today, people remember Selena more than ever, but, as Jehovah's Witnesses, we don't celebrate deaths or birthdays, and we don't want people to think we're behind all the festivities.

  3. Paola Porter Avila:

    I thank Jehovah because she could have easily died in the explosion, she kept on asking, `Why did this happen to me?' She would look at her hands, the horror at what she was seeing. I told her Jehovah kept her alive and that he loves her and will help her have a quick recovery.

  4. King Jehovah Hohenzollern:

    It takes three Jehovah's Witnesses at the dinner table with red wine to make a proper toast. The first says, Hallelujah over Heaven! the second says, And with more coming! and the third says, Amen!.

  5. John Wesley:

    A feast of dedication; yet he calls it a feast to Jehovah; for as brutish as they were, they did not design to terminate their adoration in the image; but they made it for a representation of the true God...yet this did not excuse them from gross idolatry.”

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