Definition of Jehovah in English:


Line breaks: Je¦ho|vah
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈhəʊvə


A form of the Hebrew name of God used in some translations of the Bible.
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  • Medieval and Reformation theologians popularized the name in the form Jehovah and often used it to designate the one divine essence common to the three persons of the Holy Trinity.
  • Many people, including Christians, want to make a sharp distinction between the vengeful Jehovah of the Old Testament and the ultra-merciful Jesus of the New Testament.
  • Saul was a devout Jew, a Pharisee, a teacher of the law, a member of the Sanhedrin, a believer in the Jehovah of Israel and looked for the coming Messiah.


from medieval Latin Iehouah, Iehoua, from Hebrew YHWH or JHVH, the consonants of the name of God, with the inclusion of vowels taken from 'ăḏōnāy 'my lord'; see also Yahweh, Tetragrammaton.

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