Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Name of God: Jehovah

Nice summary of how the term Jehovah became used.  It is an artificial construct and really should be avoided as it is inaccurate:

Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament
The name Jehovah is not the real name of God. Let me explain. The word Jehovah, a popular English name used by Christians to identify the God of the Old Testament, was not used until after 1278 A.D.

In the Hebrew Bible, the name of God is expressed by four consonants: YHWH. These four consonants are also known in academic circles as the Tetragrammaton. The name of God was revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai:

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