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Jahveh

[yah-ve] /ˈyɑ vɛ/
noun
1.
Also, Jahve, Jahweh, Jahwe
[yah-we] /ˈyɑ wɛ/ (Show IPA)
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Yahweh

[yah-we] /ˈyɑ wɛ/
noun
1.
a name of God, transliterated by scholars from the Tetragrammaton and commonly rendered Jehovah.
Also, Yahwe, Yahveh, Yahve
[yah-ve] /ˈyɑ vɛ/ (Show IPA),
Jahveh, Jahve, Jahweh, Jahwe.
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  • 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.

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

  • This made jahweh so angry that he smote the people, and slew more than fifty thousand of them.

    God and my Neighbour Robert Blatchford
  • The children of Israel, having been sent out by jahweh to punish the Midianites, "slew all the males."

    God and my Neighbour Robert Blatchford
  • 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
  • The people of Israel cried unto jahweh and He raised up to them a deliverer, and the land had rest.

  • When the man turned bad on his hands, jahweh was angry, and cursed him and his seed for thousands of years.

    God and my Neighbour Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for jahweh

Yahweh

/ˈjɑːweɪ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a vocalization of the Tetragrammaton, used esp by Christian theologians
Word Origin
from Hebrew, from YHVH, with conjectural vowels; perhaps related to hāwāh to be; see also Jehovah

Jahveh

/ˈjɑːveɪ/
noun
1.
variant of Yahweh
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Word Origin and History for jahweh

Yahweh

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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