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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Adonai

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a -dō´nı̄ , ad - -nā´ı̄ ( אדני , 'ădhōnāy ): A D ivine name, translated "Lord," and signifying, from its derivation, "sovereignty." Its vowels are found in the Massoretic Text with the unpronounceable tetragrammaton יהוה , YHWH ; and when the Hebrew reader came to these letters, he always substituted in pronunciation the word "'ădhōnāy ̌ ." Its vowels combined with the tetragrammaton form the word "Yahweh (Jehovah)." See GOD , NAMES OF .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Adonai'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/adonai.html. 1915.

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