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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago

Did the Jews invent the name Yahweh ?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    No, it's meaningless to most scholars as is Jehovah. If it means something to you, fine, use it, but the LORD has no name under heaven other than Jesus Christ.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, I think Elohim did.

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, just like english-speaking people invented the word "God".

  • Gloria
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No.  Yahweh is an attempt at the pronunciation of the tetragrammaton YHWH.  

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  • Otto
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

      A superstition arose among the Jews that prohibited them from pronouncing the divine name, Jehovah. So it became their custom that while reading the Holy Scriptures , whenever they came to the name "Jehovah" , they pronounced  'Adhonai', which means "Lord".

      Christendom  followed the same course. They replaced  the name Jehovah with "God" (Allah in Arabic)  and with "Lord".

    That contributed  to the development of the false doctrine of the Trinity, which has no basis in the Holy Scriptures.  Because of this, millions mistakenly worship Jesus and the holy spirit and consider them equal to God.

    • Chi girl
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      There WAS NO "Jehovah" till it was invented by 13th-century Catholic clergyman Raymundus Martini.  And rabbit will tell you the word is bogus.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No.  Any rabbi will tell you that "Yahweh" is at best a guess at the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton YHWH, and that there's no such word.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
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  • 4 weeks ago

    If you want to be someone’s friend, what’s the first thing you usually tell him? Your name. Does God have a name? Many religions say his name is God or Lord, but these are not names. They are just titles, like “king” or “president.” God has told us that his name is Jehovah. Psalm 83:18 says: “May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, you alone are the Most High over all the earth.” Bible writers used God’s name thousands of times. Jehovah wants you to know his name and to use it. He tells you his name so that you can become his friend.

    Source(s): Jw.org
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  • 4 weeks ago

    No, they did not. The name Yahweh comes from the Koine Greek where it was the equivalent of the Greek letters for YHVH. Its exact origins are lost in ancient history, however.

    • Chi girl
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      No. We Greek Orthodox Christians use the word "Kyrios" to refer to God. There's no "Yahweh" in Greek.

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