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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Jehovah

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The ineffable name of God among the Hebrews. It never has the article before it, nor is it found in the plural form. The Jews never pronounced this name; and wherever it occurs in the Hebrew Scriptures, the substituted for it, in reading, the word ADONAI, Lord, or ELOHIM, God. See Exodus 3:14 , I AM THAT I AM, the meaning of which see under the article Exodus 6:3 , God says, "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;" yet the appellation Jehovah appears to have been known from the beginning, Genesis 4:2 . We have reason to believe that God himself, who named man Adam, named himself Genesis 17:1 26:11; or, "I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham," etc.; but never simply, "I am Jehovah." It should be remembered that our English version translates this name by the word LORD , printed in small capitals.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Jehovah'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/j/jehovah.html. 1859.

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