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Posted by LadySoulflower, Tue Aug-23-05 03:47 PM
The name Jehovah exists b/c the Jews felt that it was disrespectful to call God by name. (Kinda like us Southern folks who only call ppl Mr. or Ms. so & so.) In Hebrew, they don't generally write vowels (they got tagged onto the bottom of a root of 3 - sometimes 4 letters). So they basically changed up the vowels in YaHWeH to become YeHoWaH. The "W" gets translated into a "V" sound (it goes both ways in Hebrew) & we get Jehovah. So really, Jehovah is NOT more accurate, it's just more respectful, from a Jewish perspective.

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