• IPA: /ˈjɑːˌweɪ/
Proper noun
  1. (history of religion) the name of the God of Israel worshipped by the Jahwist prophets in the kingdoms of Israel and Judah in antiquity
    • 1913 "No certain evidence for the pre-Mosaic use of the form Yahweh [...] seems yet to have been brought forward." (H. W. Robinson, Religious Ideas of Old Testament, 3.53)
  2. (biblical) in "Sacred Name Bibles", translating the Tetragrammaton
    • 1985 "At the time when Yahweh God made earth and heaven" (New Jerusalem Bible, Genesis 2:4)
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