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  1. Yahweh.
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Also Jah·ve, Jah·weh, Jah·we [yah-we] /ˈyɑ wɛ/.


  1. a name of God, transliterated by scholars from the Tetragrammaton and commonly rendered Jehovah.
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Also Yah·we, Yah·veh, Yah·ve [yah-ve] /ˈyɑ vɛ/, Jahveh, Jahve, Jahweh, Jahwe.
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Historical Examples

  • So Deborah called on all who worshipped Jahweh to rally in His cause.

    The World's Progress, Vol. I (of X)


  • He took on the religion of the Midianites and accepted Jahweh as his God.

  • We are told that his vow was kept, and thus we know that human sacrifices were sometimes offered to Jahweh.

  • The people of Israel cried unto Jahweh and He raised up to them a deliverer, and the land had rest.

  • I could find in the Bible more instances of Jahweh's cruelty and barbarity and lack of mercy than I can find room for.

    God and my Neighbour

    Robert Blatchford

British Dictionary definitions for jahweh


Jahweh (ˈjɑːweɪ)

  1. variant of Yahweh
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Jahweh Yahveh or Jahveh (ˈjɑːveɪ)

  1. Old Testament a vocalization of the Tetragrammaton, used esp by Christian theologians
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Word Origin

from Hebrew, from YHVH, with conjectural vowels; perhaps related to hāwāh to be; see also Jehovah
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Word Origin and History for jahweh


1869, hypothetical reconstruction of the tetragrammaton YHWH (see Jehovah), based on the assumption that the tetragrammaton is the imperfective of Hebrew verb hawah, earlier form of hayah "was," in the sense of "the one who is, the existing."

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