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A-Z: General definitions: Yahweh
Hebrew name for God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the Israelites. Regarded as too holy a name to be written in full, the Hebrew texts reference God as YHWH, transliterated as Jehovah in Older English Bibles.
1. Language in which the Old Testament was written.
2. Jew, Jewish; belonging to Israel
The Bible describes God as the unique supreme being, creator and ruler of the universe.
In the Old Testament Abraham was called by God to search for the land God promised to him and told he would be the 'father of many nations'
In the Old Testament the son of Abraham, father of Esau and Jacob, husband of Rebekah.
In the Old Testament the son of Isaac and Rebekah and twin brother of Esau. He wrestled with God and was often devious.
Descendant of Israel (Jacob) and occupant of Israel.
Anglicised version of the Old Testament abbreviation YHWH, a name used for God, now usually translated 'Lord'.
The Christian Bible consists of the Old Testament scriptures inherited from Judaism, together with the New Testament, drawn from writings produced from c.40-125CE, which describe the life of Jesus and the establishment of the Christian church.