=flower lady;11290260]I am very confused and would like to know where or if the name Jehovah is mentioned in the bible and if so where? Also where did the name Jehovah come from? Thank you.
Where did the name Jehovah come from?
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Edited explanation: Yahweh + Adonai = Jehovah. It is not in the Bible. Ever. Adonai means “the Lord”. The word “yahweh” is the third person form of “hayah” and means “he is” or “he will be”. Moses asked God who he should tell the Israelites sent him, and God replied, “I am who I am” (1st person), then, "Tell them ‘I am has sent you’ " (3rd person). Some people don’t say “Yahweh” because they feel it is too holy. Jehovah, however, is a concocted word that references God and is free to be used by all.
The name Jehovah is the English form of the divine name found in the ancient manuscripts of the biblical text.
In the ancient Hebrew language, the name appears as four consonants, which tranliterate into English as “YHWH” or the English equivalent “JHVH.”
In Hebrew writing, vowels were not used, so the reader supplied the vowels as he read the text. That is why the divine name of GOD appeared as only four consonants.
Today, we do not know exactly how the pronunciation was in the original Hebrew language, but many feel that “Yahweh” is perhaps how it may have sounded in Hebrew, with the vowels added. The English equivalent that is most widely accepted is “Jehovah,” but this is of dubious origin. Rather, “Jehovah” is an unusual, and Western, mystico-combo-word with Catholic origins from the year 1270.
Hebrew had no vowels. This was unsatisfactory to those who wanted to pronounce the unpronouncable name of God. Their solution? By combining the vowel signs of ‘Adho.nay and ‘Elo.him’ with the four consonants of the Tetragrammaton the pronunciations Yeho.wah’ and Yehowih’ were formed. The first of these provided the basis for the Latinized form “Jehova(h).” The first recorded use of this form dates from the thirteenth century C.E. Raymundus Martini, a Spanish monk of the Dominican Order, used it in his book Pugeo Fidei of the year 1270.
As such, the form “Jehovah” is of late medieval origin; it is a combination of the consonants of the Divine Name and the vowels attached to it by the Masoretes but belonging to an entirely different word.