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ˈyɑ wɛ; -vɛyah·weh

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yahweh, YHWH, Yahwe, Yahveh, YHVH, Yahve, Wahvey, Jahvey, Jahweh, Jehovah, JHVHnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. Yahwehnoun

    the name of the God of Israel worshipped by the Jahwist prophets in the kingdoms of Israel and Judah in antiquity

  2. Yahwehnoun

    in "Sacred Name Bibles", translating the Tetragrammaton

Wikipedia

  1. Yahweh

    Yahweh was the national god of ancient Israel and Judah. The origins of his worship reach at least to the early Iron Age, and likely to the Late Bronze Age if not somewhat earlier. In the oldest biblical literature he possesses attributes typically ascribed to weather and war deities, fructifying the land and leading the heavenly army against Israel's enemies. Most scholars are of the view that at that time the Israelites were polytheistic and worshipped him alongside a variety of Canaanite gods and goddesses, including El, Asherah and Baal. In later centuries, El and Yahweh became conflated and El-linked epithets such as El Shaddai came to be applied to Yahweh alone, and other gods and goddesses such as Baal and Asherah were absorbed into Yahwist religion. According to other scholars, however, the exclusive worship of Yahweh was widespread before the Babylonian exile, and such Israelite monolatry may have even existed before the rise of the united monarchy. In Iron Age I, Yahweh's cult center appears to have been Shiloh; by Iron Age II, it had been supplanted by Jerusalem, where the deity was enshrined in a Temple containing the Ark of the Covenant.Towards the end of the Babylonian captivity, the very existence of foreign gods was denied, and Yahweh was proclaimed as the creator of the cosmos and the one true God of all the world, giving birth to Judaism, which has c. 14–15 million adherents today. During the Second Temple period, speaking the name of Yahweh in public became regarded as taboo, and Jews instead began to substitute the name foremost with the word adonai (אֲדֹנָי‬‎, "my Lord"). In Roman times, following the Siege of Jerusalem and destruction of its Temple, in 70 CE, the original pronunciation of the god's name was forgotten entirely.Outside of Jewish history, Yahweh was also frequently invoked in Greco-Roman magical texts from the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE under the names Iao, Adonai, Sabaoth, and Eloai.

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  1. Yahweh

    Yahweh is the personal name of the God of Israel, as described in the Hebrew Bible. It is often translated as "the LORD" in English translations, and it is considered the most sacred name of God in Judaism. Yahweh is believed to be the creator and ruler of the universe, and is characterized as a compassionate and just deity who has a special covenant with the people of Israel.

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  1. Yahweh

    Yahweh, was the national god of the Iron Age kingdoms of Israel and Judah. The origins of the worship of Yahweh are obscure, but reach back at least to the early Iron Age and probably to the Late Bronze Age. His name may have begun as an epithet of the god El, head of the Bronze Age Canaanite pantheon, or he may have been a god from northern Arabia. In either case, the name appears to have been unique to Israel and Judah, and is not clearly attested outside the two kingdoms. In the oldest biblical literature Yahweh is a typical ancient Near Eastern "divine warrior" who leads the heavenly army against Israel's enemies; he and Israel are bound by a covenant under which Yahweh will protect Israel, and Israel in turn will not worship other gods. At a later period Yahweh functioned as the dynastic cult, the royal courts promoting him as the supreme god over all others in the pantheon, notably Baal, El and Asherah,. Over time Yahwism became increasingly intolerant of rivals, and the royal court and temple promoted Yahweh as God of the entire cosmos, possessing all the positive qualities previously attributed to the other gods and goddesses. With the work of Second Isaiah towards the end of the Babylonian exile, the very existence of foreign gods was denied, and Yahweh was proclaimed as the creator of the cosmos and true God of all the world.

Editors Contribution

  1. yahwehnoun

    1.) A form of the Hebrew name of God used in the Bible. 2.) Upperclassman expressing derision, and giving grief, sorrow, misery; and heavy calamity to his enemies.

    Yahweh teleports his word of light in all times to pass and defeat the darkness of the world.

    Etymology: Elyon


    Submitted by tehorah23 on May 13, 2023  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Yahweh in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Yahweh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    Repentance is the grace that Yahweh has granted first to His people otherwise punishment will follow.

  2. Dean Keak Tegn:

    We are united willfully for the work of YAHWEH.

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  • Vernell Patton Jr
    Vernell Patton Jr
    YAHWEH IS NOT A god. HE IS THE MOST HIGH, THE CREATORS OF god and lords.THERE IS NO DAM WHITE jesus with long blond hair and blue eyes. his name is YAHOSHUA AND HE WAS HEBREW AND NOT NO DAM jew. THERE IS NO J OR V IN THE HEBREW OR GREEK ALPHABET. SO YOUR jesus DON'T HOLD NO WATER. HE IS FROM THE TRIBE OF YAHUHDA BUT HE WAS A NAZARETH. CHECK YOUR HISTORY, THESE FACES. YOUR WHITE jesus NEVER EXSISTED.YOU WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT THE CHOSEN PEOPLE, YOU ARE THE GNTILES OF THE BIBLE, YOU FROM GOG AND MAGOG. CHECK IT. HAHAHAHAHAH. SURPISE! ALL YOU BLACKS ARE AFRICAN AMERICAN YOU HEBREW ISRALITE. STOP LETTING THE WHITE MAN DEFINE WHO YOU ARE. WE ARE THE CHOSEN PEOPLE OF YAHWEH. THE BIBLE IS YOU HISTORY BOOK, ALL IT TALK ABOUT IS ISRAEL AND YAHOSHUA. SOME DAM white jesus. FRIST THES 1:23 SAY PROVE ALL THINGS. DO THAT. LEARN WHO YOU ARE. VP247 
    LikeReply 29 years ago
  • Vernell Patton Jr
    Vernell Patton Jr
    YOU ARE SO LIEING BASTER, YOU WHITE HEATHANS.
    LikeReply 29 years ago

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