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Definition:
Also known as the tetragrammatron ("four lettered (name)"), YHWH is regarded as the sacred name of God found in the Jewish scriptures. Hewbrew is written only with consonants, not vowels, so it is uncertain how the word YHWH was originally pronounced. Modern scholarship, however, generally uses the formulation Yahweh, although there is a long tradition of using Jehovah.

In traditional Judaism, the word is not to be pronounced. In its place, a person is supposed to say Adonai (Lord) or something similar. In Christian translations, the word is usually translated simply as Lord.

Also Known As: YHWH, tetragrammatron, Jehovah

Alternate Spellings: none

Common Misspellings: none

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