from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variants of YHWH.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Jehovah.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH
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JHVH is not merely an imaginary, ideological construction on the mundane human mental plane.
Now, every time it says “the LORD”, that corresponds to the name JHVH in the hebrew.
Also, some Jewish liturgists today translate the proper name JHVH not as "Lord" but as "Jah," which is the first part of the name and makes a sound a little like breathing, and is the last syllable of hallelujah, which simply means "praise God."
However, the distinctive aspect of the JHVH cult is that it incorporates a great deal of demonic rather than angelic material, and this can only be due to ‘Ezra’ – it is not something added in recent times by e.g. the followers of Sabbatai Zevi, it has always been there – at least since the JHVH material was added to the original Elohim material, much of which appears to have been suppressed or altered.
JHVH eclipses Elohim, like an evil black body cutting off the sun of light. moonkoon says:
But I really feel that if you read the Jewish Bible attentively and with an open mind, you will be able to confirm, rationally, that whenever JHVH appears some bloodthirsty demand is about to be made.
Every time it says “the LORD God”, that corresponds to “JHVH Elohim” in the hebrew, i.e., the claim that JHVH and Elohim are one and the same, a sort of compound, two-named being.
There is incidentally a detailed discussion of the grammar of the word at the link, showing that JHVH is not derived from it by any rule of verb declension. yaron says:
All JHVH-based faiths are ultimately worthless and destructive. niqnaq says:
Be aware that my current view is that JHVH is not Elohim, but a demon from the pits of hell.