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Yahweh - A vocalization. favored by most theologians, of the tetragammaton -- the name of God ("JHWH") found throughout the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). An alternate pronounciation is Jehovah. (Religious Tolerance).

God of the Hebrews, believed to be the creator and sustainer of the world and all within it; demanded that the Hebrews, his chosen people, observe high moral and ethical standards. Monotheism represented by belief in Yahweh had a deep influence on the development of Christianity and Islam.

Secret name of God. The Tetragrammaton or 4-Letter-Word: YHVH. Original pronunciation is unknown.

Yahweh is the Hebrew God worshiped exclusively when the Hebrews became monotheists, c. 1000 BCE. This is the God in the Old Testament. The Hebrews believe that if they place their trust in Yehweh, then they will be provided for. .