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Jehovah {IPA : |dʒɨˈhoʊvə} is an English-language representation of "the proper name of God" in the Old Testament, the Tetragrammaton.[1] Representations of the proper name of God more commonly used today include Yahweh and YHWH.[2]


  • And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord: 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.
  • You cannot see my face, for no man can see me and live.” Jehovah said further: “Here is a place near me. Station yourself on the rock. When my glory is passing by, I will place you in a crevice of the rock, and I will shield you with my hand until I have passed by. After that I will take my hand away, and you will see my back. But my face may not be seen.
  • And Jehovah proceeded to answer Job out of the windstorm and say:
    “Who is this that is obscuring counsel
    By words without knowledge?
    Gird up your loins, please, like an able-bodied man,
    And let me question you, and you inform me.
    Where did you happen to be when I founded the earth?
    Tell [me], if you do know understanding.

Quotes about Jehovah[edit]

  • That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
    • King James Version of Psalm 83:18 Other translations do not use "Jehovah" in this passage.
  • O Jehovah, you have searched through me, and you know [me].
    You yourself have come to know my sitting down and my rising up.
    you have considered my thought from far off.
  • In the name of the great Jehovah, and the Continental Congress!
    • Ethan Allen, in a reported reply as to by what authority he demanded the surrender of Fort Ticonderoga, as recounted in A Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen's Captivity (1779).
  • Jehovah, it seems clear, was once regarded as a devoted son the the Great Goddess, who obeyed her in all things and by her favor swallowed up a number of variously named rival gods and godlings — the Terebinth-god, the Thunder-god, the Pomegranate-god, the Bull-god, the Goat-god, the Antelope-god, the Calf-god, the Porpoise-god, the Ram-god, the Ass-god, the Barley-god, the god of Healing, the Moon-god, the god of the Dog-star, the Sun-god. Later (if it is permitted to write in this style) he did exactly what his Roman counterpart, Capitoline Jove, has done: he formed a supernal Trinity in conjunction with two of the Goddess's three persons, namely, Anatha of the Lions and Ashima of the Doves, the counterparts of Juno and Minerva; the remaining person, a sort of Hecate named Sheol, retiring to rule the infernal regions.
  • Jehovah and the Christian version of God brought about a direct conflict between the so-called forces of good and the so-called forces of evil by largely cutting out all of the intermediary gods, and therefore destroying the subtle psychological give-and-take that occurred between them -- among them -- and polarizing man’s own view of his inner psychological reality.


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