noun \ˈyä-(ˌ)wā, -(ˌ)vā\

—used as the name of God by the ancient Hebrews and in the Old Testament of the Bible

Full Definition of YAHWEH

:  god 1a —used especially by the ancient Hebrews — compare tetragrammaton

Variants of YAHWEH

Yah·weh also Jah·veh or Yah·veh \-(ˌ)vā\

Examples of YAHWEH

  1. <a count of the number of times Yahweh is mentioned in the Old Testament>

Origin of YAHWEH

Hebrew Yahweh
First Known Use: 1869

Other Jewish Religion Terms

Talmud, Zion, challah, dybbuk, kosher, tabernacle, tetragrammaton, yarmulke


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