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Hebrew Names Of God in the Bible – Jehovah / Yahweh / YHWH

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Names of God – Yahweh / Jehovah

Hebrew or Jewish Name of God – Yahweh ( /ˈjɑːweɪ/ or /ˈjɑːhweɪ/; Hebrew: יהוה‎), usually rendered Jehovah /dʒɨˈhoʊvə/ or the LORD (in small capitals), is the god of Israel in the Hebrew (Jewish) and Christian Bible. Yahweh is a modern scholarly vocalization of the name as it appears in Biblical Hebrew, where it is written without vowels as יהוה (YHWH).

Scholars see Yahweh originating in Edom, the region south of Judah. The goddess Asherah may have been Yahweh’s consort in the earliest period. Originally the main god of the Iron Age kingdoms of Israel and Judah, worship of Yahweh alone (monotheism) became entrenched in Judaism in the exilic and Persian periods.

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