Yahweh

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noun Yah·weh \ˈyä-(ˌ)wā, -(ˌ)vā\
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Jahveh

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Yahveh

\ˈyä-(ˌ)vā\

Definition of Yahweh

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

Examples of yahweh in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of yahweh

Hebrew Yahweh

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YAHWEH Defined for English Language Learners

Yahweh

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Definition of Yahweh for English Language Learners

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


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