variants or less commonly JHVH

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of YHWH was in 1862

Dictionary Entries Near YHWH

Cite this Entry

“YHWH.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/YHWH. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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