Yahweh

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Yahweh, also known as Jehovah and YHWH, is the [[god]] of the [[Bible]].
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Yahweh, also known as Jehovah and YHWH (or JHWH), is the [[god]] of the [[Bible]].
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==The Unpronouncable Name==
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In the Hebrew Bible, the symbols forming the word YHWH are not pronounced, as the "true name" of God is considered unpronouncable.  When reading this word, [[Jew]]s substitute the Hebrew word "Adonai," which means "Lord."
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===References in Popular Culture===
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A comedy skit in ''[[The Life of Brian]]'' revolves around numerous characters repeatedly saying "Jehovah" and being [[stoned]] to death.
  
 
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Revision as of 05:40, 31 August 2006


Yahweh, also known as Jehovah and YHWH (or JHWH), is the god of the Bible.

The Unpronouncable Name

In the Hebrew Bible, the symbols forming the word YHWH are not pronounced, as the "true name" of God is considered unpronouncable. When reading this word, Jews substitute the Hebrew word "Adonai," which means "Lord."

References in Popular Culture

A comedy skit in The Life of Brian revolves around numerous characters repeatedly saying "Jehovah" and being stoned to death.

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