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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Is "Jehovah" God?

I thought it was some kind of fancy imported cheese.

What am I thinking of?

So you're saying that Jehovah's witnesses are not people who testify about having seen cheese?

Boy, now I feel bad about what I said to those well-dressed young folks that came to my front door last week. And I really feel bad about having used the taser on them.

Well, live and learn I always say!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "And I really feel bad about having used the taser on them."

    hahaha priceless.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a hilarious story. You see, in the original Hebrew, God's name is YHWH (or JHVH if you transliterate it the German way). But it's considered inappropriate to actually pronounce the name of God. So when they started adding the vowels to the Bible, they substituted the vowels for "Adonai" ("Lord"), which is what you're supposed to stay instead.

    A few Centuries ago, when Christians scholars started showing an interest in the original languages of the Bible, they learned how to read Hebrew. They ran across this nonsense word that was supposed to be God's name. And they tried to pronounce it!

    Ever since, whenever a Christian says, "Jehovah," Jews don't know whether to break out laughing or crying.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is God's name...God is just a title and he has a name. It is written in the original Bible more then 7000 times however the newer versions have replaced his name with titles such as Lord, Most High, etc, etc. This all came about from some stupid Jewish superstition.

    Smart as you may think you may be in this question, understand one thing, Jehovah's Witnesses are probably the only people who actually understand what is going on in the world that surrounds us, have a good understanding of the meaning of life, and can better educate you in religion that most religious leaders. They do not speak on their own behalf, they are the voice of Jehovah, just like Jesus was!

    I AM NOT a Jehovah's Witness and for that reason I feel comfortable in responding to your assinine question. As for using a taser on them, that sounds like a typical American moronic remark. Should you ever use a taser on my wife, and remember I am not a JW, I would be happy to pummel you into tomorrow!

    Cheers!

  • 1 decade ago

    Psalms 83:18

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Hebrew name “Yahweh” (or “Yehowah”) seems to approximately pronounce the divine name. Just as the Hebrew name “Yeshua” (or “Yehoshua”) is translated into “Jesus” in English, the Hebrew name “Yahweh” is translated into “Jehovah” in English.

    The important thing is to use God’s personal name in whatever language you speak, rather than insisting upon the impersonal! The name “Yahweh” is certainly preferable to the non-name “God” or “Lord”, especially if you speak Hebrew. If you speak English, feel free to use the name "Jehovah".

    (Psalms 83:18) That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth

    (John 17:26) [Jesus said] I have made your name known to them and will make it known, in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them

    Learn more:

    http://watchtower.org/e/na/

    http://watchtower.org/e/20040122/

    http://watchtower.org/e/19990208/article_03.htm

  • 1 decade ago

    Jehovah is the accepted english translation of the divine name in the Hebrew scriptures. Nobody knows for sure what the exact pronunciation was, but Jehovah is not translated as such as in different languages, it is translated as would be accepted in that language.

    And how did you get to be so funny?

  • jeni
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Jehovah God in King James Bible

    Gen.22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is

    said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

    Exo.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.

    Exo.17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:

    Judges 6 :24 Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD, and called it

    Jehovahshalom: unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

    Psm.68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon

    the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

    Psm.83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the

    most high over all the earth.

    Isa.12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for

    the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

    Isa.26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is

    everlasting strength:

    John 17:3,5,24; Col.15-17; Rev.3:14; First being created is Jesus in God's image. Heb.1:1-13; Gen.1:26; Let us make man in our image agter our likeness. Adam only.

    ENGLISH

    KJV Bible 1611 after Christ published at 303 years is 1914 after Christ and an excepted translation by law of man and God.

    OR:

    Dan.8:12-14 [ 2300 years after Babylon Empire #3, truth in world plus 300 years in circulation is 2600, it is now 2613 years after Babylon Empire #3 ended kings.

    THERE WILL BE NO KING UNTIL THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS TO BE KING.

    Source(s): KJV Bible 1611 published.
  • 1 decade ago

    Jehovah is the Hebrew name for the (debated) entity watchamathingy known as god.

  • 1 decade ago

    yeah, Jehovah is another name for God, sorry about the mix up you had. But don't worry, we all feel like that at some point or another.

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