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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jehovah  \Je*ho"vah\,  n.  [Heb.  usually  y[e^]h[=o]v[=a]h  (with  the 
  vowel  points  of  [a^]d[=o]n[=a]i  Lord),  sometimes  (to  avoid 
  repetition)  y[e^]h[=o]vih  (with  the  vowel  points  of 
  [e^]l[=o]h[=i]m  God);  but  only  the  four  Heb,  consonants  yhvh 
  are  conceded  to  be  certainly  known.] 
  A  Scripture  name  of  the  Supreme  Being  by  which  he  was 
  revealed  to  the  Jews  as  their  covenant  God  or  Sovereign  of 
  the  theocracy;  the  ``ineffable  name''  of  the  Supreme  Being 
  which  was  not  pronounced  by  the  Jews. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yahweh  \Yah"weh\,  Yahwe  \Yah"we\,  n.  Also  Jahveh  \Jah"veh\, 
  Jahve  \Jah"ve\,  etc 
  A  modern  transliteration  of  the  Hebrew  word  translated 
  {Jehovah}  in  the  Bible;  --  used  by  some  critics  to 
  discriminate  the  tribal  god  of  the  ancient  Hebrews  from  the 
  Christian  Jehovah.  Yahweh  or  {Yahwe}  is  the  spelling  now 
  generally  adopted  by  scholars. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Jehovah 
  n  1:  a  name  for  the  Old  Testament  God  as  transliterated  from  the 
  Hebrew  YHVH  [syn:  {Yahweh},  {Yahwe},  {Yahveh},  {Yahve}, 
  {Wahvey},  {Jahvey},  {Jahweh},  {Jehovah}] 
  2:  the  Christian  god  [syn:  {Godhead},  {Lord},  {Creator},  {Divine}, 
  {God  Almighty},  {Almighty},  {Jehovah}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jehovah 
  the  special  and  significant  name  (not  merely  an  appellative 
  title  such  as  Lord  [adonai])  by  which  God  revealed  himself  to 
  the  ancient  Hebrews  (Ex.  6:2,  3).  This  name  the  Tetragrammaton 
  of  the  Greeks,  was  held  by  the  later  Jews  to  be  so  sacred  that 
  it  was  never  pronounced  except  by  the  high  priest  on  the  great 
  Day  of  Atonement,  when  he  entered  into  the  most  holy  place 
  Whenever  this  name  occurred  in  the  sacred  books  they  pronounced 
  it  as  they  still  do  Adonai"  (i.e.,  Lord),  thus  using  another 
  word  in  its  stead.  The  Massorets  gave  to  it  the  vowel-points 
  appropriate  to  this  word  This  Jewish  practice  was  founded  on  a 
  false  interpretation  of  Lev.  24:16.  The  meaning  of  the  word 
  appears  from  Ex  3:14  to  be  "the  unchanging,  eternal, 
  self-existent  God,"  the  "I  am  that  I  am,"  a  convenant-keeping 
  God.  (Comp.  Mal.  3:6;  Hos.  12:5;  Rev.  1:4,  8.) 
 
  The  Hebrew  name  Jehovah"  is  generally  translated  in  the 
  Authorized  Version  (and  the  Revised  Version  has  not  departed 
  from  this  rule)  by  the  word  LORD  printed  in  small  capitals,  to 
  distinguish  it  from  the  rendering  of  the  Hebrew  _Adonai_  and  the 
  Greek  _Kurios_,  which  are  also  rendered  Lord,  but  printed  in  the 
  usual  type  The  Hebrew  word  is  translated  Jehovah"  only  in  Ex 
  6:3;  Ps  83:18;  Isa.  12:2;  26:4,  and  in  the  compound  names 
  mentioned  below. 
 
  It  is  worthy  of  notice  that  this  name  is  never  used  in  the 
  LXX.,  the  Samaritan  Pentateuch,  the  Apocrypha,  or  in  the  New 
  Testament.  It  is  found  however,  on  the  "Moabite  stone"  (q.v.), 
  and  consequently  it  must  have  been  in  the  days  of  Mesba  so 
  commonly  pronounced  by  the  Hebrews  as  to  be  familiar  to  their 
  heathen  neighbours. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jehovah,  self-subsisting 
 




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