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Who is Jehovah?

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2016-12-11 05:01:54
2016-12-11 05:01:54

Jehovah is the English pronunciation of the Almighty God as stated in The Bible around 7000 times. Most translations substitute "LORD" in all caps.


Interestingly, the question: "Who is Jehovah" was asked by Pharaoh. Pharaoh was the ruler of Egypt and had made slaves of the nation of Israel. When Moses informed him that Jehovah had given a command that Pharaoh should let the Israelites free, this was Pharaoh's answer:


Exodus 5:2 (ASV) "And Pharaoh said, Who is Jehovah, that I should hearken unto his voice to let Israel go? I know not Jehovah, and moreover I will not let Israel go."


In time, after the ten plagues and the deliverance of the nation of Israel through the Red Sea, Pharaoh got an answer to his question. (Exodus chapters 5-15)


Side Note: The Hebrew letters of the divine name when translated into English are JHVH. The pronunciation "Jehovah" fits along with the translations of other names of the Bible that contained the divine name within them. (A few of these are: Jehoadah, Jehoahaz, Jehoash, Jehohanan, Jehoiachin, and many more names.)

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2013-12-17 10:50:19
2013-12-17 10:50:19

In Christianity:

Jehovah is a name of God and the father of Jesus Christ. Various scriptures in the Original King James Bible such as Psalms 83:18 prove the Gods name is Jehovah and that he is the only true God.

In Judaism:

Jews never use that spelling ("Jehovah;" or "Yahweh").

God's name in the Torah is ื™ื”ื•ื” (YHWH in Hebrew, not in English). Other names which refer to God (such as Elohim) are more generic and can in certain contexts actually refer to such authorities as judges (Exodus ch.21-22).

Over the course of the exile, the exact pronunciation of God's name ื™ื”ื•ื” has been lost. (The usual transliterations, Jehovah or Yahweh, are according to Jewish tradition inaccurate renditions based on a misunderstanding of the the way ื™ื”ื•ื” is printed in such vocalized texts as Hebrew prayerbooks and printed Tanakhs.)

The name of God is not pronounceable for us, partly due to to a religious prohibition for Jews (Talmud, Sanhedrin ch.11), and partly due to the fact that the way in which it is pronounced has been lost to history. While the Temple in Jerusalem still stood, only the Kohen Gadol would pronounce the name of God (ื™ื”ื•ื”) and only one day a year. The remainder of the time, less explicit names of God, including Adonai or Elohim, were used; and that is what we do today also. And in English, we use English words (or the idiomatic "Hashem," which refers to God but is not an actual name).

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