Names of God: Jehovah

Jehovah is a Latinization of the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh.  Jehovah is one of the seven names of God in Judaism.  Yahweh is considered the holiest name of God and translates to “I am that I Am” or “I am the one who is”.

The term Jehovah was popularized by English translations of the Bible, such as the Geneva Bible {1560} and the King James Version {1611}.  This term for the Lord God continues to be used in subsequent translations.

Most scholars believes Jehovah to be a hybrid form derived by combining the Latin letters JHVH with the vowels of Adonai.

The earliest Latin text available showing a reference to Jehovah dates back to the 13th Century.

Often it depends on the Bible translation used if the name Jehovah appears.

Abraham became the father of many nations

Exodus 6:3–“And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.”  {KJV}

Psalm 83:18–“that men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.”  {KJV}

Jeremiah 16:21–Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know my hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is Jehovah.  {Darby Bible}

Amos 5:8–“and poureth them out upon the face of the earth (Jehovah is his name)”   {ASV}

Jacob praised God

Micah 4:13–“and I will devote their gain unto Jehovah, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.”  {ASV}

Genesis 22:14–“Abraham named the place “Jehovah provides”—and it still goes by that name to this day.”  {TLB}

Judges 6:24–“And Gideon built an altar there and named it “The Altar of Peace with Jehovah.”  {TLB}

Ezekiel 48:35–“Round about [is] eighteen thousand, and the renown of the city [is] from the day Jehovah [is] there.'”  {YLT}

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