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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3050 - יָהּ

Transliteration
yâhh
Phonetics
yaw
Origin
contraction for (03068), and meaning the same
Parts of Speech
Proper Name
TWOT
484b
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form)

1a) the proper name of the one true God

1b) used in many compounds

1b1) names beginning with the letters ‘Je’

1b2) names ending with ‘iah’ or ‘jah’

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (48)
Exodus
2
Psalms
43
Isaiah
3
NAS (50)
Exodus
2
Psalms
43
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
4
HCS (49)
Exodus
2
Psalms
43
Isaiah
4
BSB (48)
Exodus
2
Psalms
42
Isaiah
4
ESV (44)
Psalms
41
Isaiah
3
WEB (59)
Exodus
3
Psalms
50
Isaiah
6
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יָהּ Jah a word abbreviated from יְהֹוָה Jehovah, or rather from the more ancient pronunciation יַהֲוֹה or יַהֲוֶה [this rests on the assumption that one of these contradictory pronunciations is the more ancient], whence by apocope יָה֫וּ (as יִשְׁתַּחוּ for יִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה) then by the omission of the unaccented וּ, יָהּ, Lehrg. 157. Either of these forms is used promiscuously at the end of many proper names, as אֵלִיָּהוּ, and אֵלִיָּה, יִרְמְיָהוּ and יִרְמְיָה, יְשַׁעְיָהוּ and יְשַׁעְיָה, the final ה in these compounds being always without Mappik. יָהּ is principally used in certain customary phrases, as הַלְלוּ־יָהּ “praise ye Jehovah!” Psalms 104:35, 105:45 106:1, 48 Psalms 106:48, 111:1 112:1 113:1, etc. Besides e.g. Psalms 89:9, 94:7, 12 Psalms 94:12; Isaiah 38:11; Exodus 15:2, עָזִּי וְזִמְרָת יָהּ “my strength and my song is Jehovah.” Psalms 118:14 Isai. 12:2 Psalms 68:5, בְּיָהּ שְׁמוֹ “Jah is his name” (comp. בְּ let. D). Isaiah 26:4. (In a few doxological forms this word is also retained in Syriac, as ܠܝܰܗ ܕܘܽܟܣܙܳ glory to Jehovah, Assem. Bibl. Orient. ii. 230; iii. 579.)

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List of Word Forms
בְּיָ֣הּ בְּיָ֥הּ ביה יָ֑הּ יָ֔הּ יָ֖הּ יָ֗הּ יָ֡הּ יָ֣הּ יָ֨הּ ׀ יָ֬הּ יָ֭הּ יָּ֑הּ יָֽהּ׃ יָהּ יה יה׃ bə·yāh beYah bəyāh Yah yāh
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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