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Jehovah

Hebrew translation: YHVH

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English term or phrase:Jehovah
Hebrew translation:YHVH
Entered by: John Kinory
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01:02 May 25, 2000
English to Hebrew translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Jehovah
How do you Translate this Work in Hebrew or Greek?
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YHVH
Explanation:
The above is a transliteration of the sequence of letters in Hebrew, bearing in mind that all Hebrew letters are consonants. What may be more interesting is what this actually means!
It is supposed to be a combination of "He was, is and will be" - i.e. God is eternal.
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John Kinory
Local time: 14:36
Grading comment
You are Very Correct. You did by the Way Spell is alittle wrong it's YHWH. I liked the way you explained it. Very Good. Thanks
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Summary of answers provided
naYHVHJohn Kinory
naYHVHJohn Kinory
naYEHOVARonen
naיהוהudie yosseph


  

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8 mins
יהוה


Explanation:
it's the explicit name of god in the bible.

udie yosseph
Local time: 16:36
Native speaker of: Native in HebrewHebrew
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3 hrs
YEHOVA


Explanation:
In Hebrew, this word is composed of the four Hebrew letters: Yod, Heh, Vav, Heh.
It is pronunciation is similar to the English, except for teh "Y" sound instead of "J".
BTW, the word itself and even the sequence of teh four letters are considered sacred by orthodox Jews, and are never uttered, not even when reading from the "Torah".

Ronen
Local time: 16:36
Native speaker of: Native in HebrewHebrew
PRO pts in pair: 8
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15 hrs
YHVH


Explanation:
The above is a transliteration of the sequence of letters in Hebrew, bearing in mind that all Hebrew letters are consonants. What may be more interesting is what this actually means!
It is supposed to be a combination of "He was, is and will be" - i.e. God is eternal.

John Kinory
Local time: 14:36
PRO pts in pair: 43
Grading comment
You are Very Correct. You did by the Way Spell is alittle wrong it's YHWH. I liked the way you explained it. Very Good. Thanks
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1 day 12 hrs
YHVH


Explanation:
Thanks for your kind compliments :)
Sorry to be pedantic, but the above spelling is correct. The letter W is a late (i.e. Early Medieval) invention. V is the equivalent of the Hebrew Vav, as it was in Classical times. Today, W is usually transliterated into Hebrew as Vav Vav: hardly surprising, as W itself is nothing but VV.

John Kinory
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PRO pts in pair: 43
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