Jehovah

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Jehovah () is an anglicized representation of Hebrew , a vocalization of the Tetragrammaton (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible.

appears 6,518 times in the traditional Masoretic Text, in addition to 305 instances of (Jehovih). The earliest available Latin text to use a vocalization similar to Jehovah dates from the 13th century.Pugio fidei by Raymund Martin, written in about 1270

Most scholars believe "Jehovah" to be a late (ca. 1100 CE) hybrid form derived by combining the Latin letters JHVH with the vowels of Adonai, but there is some evidence that it may already have been in use in Late Antiquity (5th century). It was not the historical vocalization of the Tetragrammaton at the time of the redaction of the Pentateuch (6th century BCE), at which time the most likely vocalization was Yahweh. The historical vocalization was lost because in Second Temple Judaism, during the 3rd to 2nd centuries BCE, the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton came to be avoided, being substituted with Adonai "my Lords".

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Most scholars believe "Jehovah" to be a late (ca. 1100 CE) hybrid form derived by combining the Latin letters JHVH with the vowels of Adonai, but there appears to be evidence that Jehovah form of the Tetragrammaton may have been in use in Semitic and Greek phonetic texts and artifacts from......
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