American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. God, especially in Christian translations of the Hebrew Scriptures.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Old Testament, one of the names of God as the deity of the Hebrews: in the English version usually translated, or rather represented, by “the LORD.” See etymology. The Jews, since an early date, have avoided the pronunciation of this name of God, and wherever it occurs in the sacred books have substituted the word Adonai, or, where it comes in conjunction with Adonai, have substituted Elohim.
- n. In modern Christian use, God.
- n. religion The personal name of God in the Hebrew Scriptures; in Hebrew, יהוה (YHVH)
- n. informal A Jehovah's Witness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH
- n. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
- Transliteration of Hebrew יְהֹוָה, the Masoretic vocalization of the Biblical Hebrew יהוה. The Masoretic vocalization is a so-called qeri perpetuum, the deliberate insertion of the vowels of another word than the one represented by the consonant text, in this case "adonai" (אדני) "my lord". (Wiktionary)
- Blend of the letters of the Tetragrammaton and, with modification, the vowels of Adonai. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Jehovah and Israel stood in special relation to each other; therefore Jehovah was _the Holy One of Israel_, and Israel was _Holy to Jehovah_.”
“With each blow, she repeated the word Jehovah like a mantra under her breath.”
“The name Jehovah is used here (v. 9), and it is the only time that we meet with it in all the discourses between Job and his friends; for God was, in that age, more known by the name of Shaddai -- the Almighty.”
“God would now be known by his name Jehovah, that is, (1.)”
“The subgroup which developed and took on the label Jehovah’s Witnesses did not develop until the 1920s and 1930s.”
“We knew that not one single person would be left on this earth who hadnt heard the name of Jehovah before the end came.”
“And if anyone ever tried to rape you, well, all you had to do was call on the name of Jehovah and he would send angels to scare the attacker away.”
“Every race creates its own Deity after the fashion of itself: Jehovah is distinctly a Hebrew, the Christian”
“And if it was a purely random shakedown how in the name of Jehovah did he know my name?”
“And for example, I called a Jehovah Witness organization today in Austin, Texas, and they, too, don ` t celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, holidays or birthdays.”
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