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Rare: The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments by Julia E. Smith - 1876
Julia Smith's translation of the Bible stands out unique among all translations. It is the only one ever made by a woman, and the only one, it appears, ever made by man or woman without help. She also uses the Divine Name Jehovah quite liberally. (Genesis 1 is missing)
The Letter G, article in The American Tyler-keystone 1903 ("The swastika is composed of four gammas combined, and was known among old time craftsmen as the Tetragrammaton.")
An Interesting Question - How old is "Jehovah," article in Current Literature 1888
The Swastika in Atlantis, article in The Word 1915
National Religions and Universal Religions: Lectures Delivered at Oxford
by Abraham Kuenen 1882
"The Pronunciation of the Divine Name "Yahweh." By declaring, as soon as I had occasion to use it, that we have good grounds for pronouncing the name of the god of Israel "Yahweh," I implied that the objections which have been urged against this pronunciation—most recently by Friedrich Delitzsch (Wo Iag das Paradiesl Eine biblisch-assyriologische Studie, S. 158—166) and von Hartmann (Das relig. Bewusstsein u. s. w. S. 370 f.)—have not convinced me. I must now briefly explain the reason of this. On the derivation and significance of the name I will not now touch, but will confine myself exclusively to the anterior question of how it was pronounced." - Page 308
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How the Bible Grew: The Story as Told by the Book and Its Keepers
by Frank Grant Lewis 1919
"Where this divine name occurrs in the Hebrew, Israelitish readers pronounce the word for master, lord. This Hebrew word is ordinarily transliterated adonai. Israelites still say "Adonai" when in reading they come to the divine name. Christians, however, as early as the fourteenth or the fifteenth century began to combine the two words, pronouncing the consonants Jhvh with modifications of the vowels of adonai. We should expect perhaps as an outcome such a word as Jahovaih, but it did not come into use. Instead, one of the earliest results of the combination of the two words was the form Johouah. Later the form Jehovah was adopted. This is now known not only to be a hybrid term but also to have no good linguistic basis for its vowels. Careful investigations have been made concerning the original pronunciation of the divine name itself, that
is, investigations to discover the vowel sounds which were originally a part of the name. These investigations offer different possibilities, such as Jahveh, Jahvah, or even Yahu." - Page 84
Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology by Society of Biblical Archaeology 1895
With a chapter on: ON THE DIVINE NAME By REV. G. MARGOLIOUTH.
Jehovah the redeemer god: the scriptural interpretation of the divine name by Thomas Tyler - 1861
Light on the Old Testament from Babel by Albert Tobias Clay 1906
Page 247 discusses various pronunciations, such as Iabe, Yahwa, Yahwe and Yawa
A Misunderstood Jehovah by Heinz Schmitz
Ron Rhodes vs Jehovah - Jehovah, Yahweh or LORD? by Heinz Schmitz
My Response to Lynn Lundquist's "The Tetragrammaton and the Christian Greek Scriptures" by Heinz Schmitz
An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry by Albert Mackey 1874
"Jehovah is, of all the significant words of Masonry, by far the most important."
The Symbolism of Freemasonry by Albert Mackey 1869
(has a chapter on the "Ineffable Name."
A 19th Century Witness to the Pronunciation of the Divine Name, article in JBL 1906
The Revealed Form of the Divine Name, article in the American Ecclesiastical Review 1899
The Tetra(?)grammaton, article in the Jewish Quarterly Review 1903
The Name Jehovah, article in The Oriental and Biblical Journal 1880
Dissertations on the genuineness of the Pentateuch by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
(Chapter: Origin of the Name Jehovah)
On the Hypothesis of the Egyptian or Indian Origin of the Name Jehovah by Prof. Tholuck, article in Biblical Repository and Classical review 1834'
The Theology of the Old Testament by G. Oehler - with a chapter on Age and Origin of the Name Jehovah 1874
The Pronunciation of the Divine Name "Yahweh." - the Hibbert Lectures 1882
Plato contra Atheos = Plato against the Atheists 1845 (with a chapter on The Philosophy of the Verb TO BE ("The epithet, therefore, must have had a higher significance, and seems to refer to this name Jehovah—The Being...")
Jehovah the Ripper, article in Flowers of Freethought Magazine 1894 -
"The Whitechapel murderer is shrouded in mystery. So is Jehovah. The Whitechapel murderer comes no one knows whence and goes no one knows whither. So does Jehovah. The Whitechapel murderer appears in different disguises. So does Jehovah. The Whitechapel murderer's movements baffle all vigilance. So do Jehovah's. The Whitechapel murderer comes and goes, appears and disappears, with the celerity and noiselessness of a ghost. So does Jehovah, who is a ghost."
Anacalypsis by Godfrey Higgins 1874 -
Voltaire, in his commentary on Exodus, tells us that some critics say the name Jehovah signifies destroyer. The Egyptians pronounced it Jaou, and when they entered into the temple of the Sun they carried a phylactery, on which the name laou was written. Sanchoniathon wrote it Jevo. Origen and Jerom think it ought to be pronounced Jao. The Samaritans called it Jave. From this name comes the ancient Jovis (ancient nom. case, see Parkhurst), Jo vispiter— Jupiter with the ancient Tuscans and Latins. The Greeks made from Jehovah their Zeus. The god Horus is stated by Dodwell to have the meaning of destroyer...
Studies in the History of Religions: Presented to Crawford Howell Toy by David Gordon Lyon, George Foot Moore 1912
"It has been contended that the name Yahweh as an element in a proper name occurs in Babylonia still earlier. In a text published by Thureau-Dangin, a granddaughter of the king Naram-Sin bears a name which may be read Lipush-Iaum, 'May Iaum make.' Radau, Burney, and Clay all regard this as an occurrence of Yahweh. Rogers with more caution holds that it is doubtful, and that possibly Ea is referred to. It would certainly be rash to assert that this name is proof that Yahweh as a divine name was known among the immediate descendants of Naram-Sin, but it is clearly possible that such may be the case.
Bible and Spade: Lectures Delivered Before Lake Forest College
by John Punnett Peters - Bible - 1922
"I was struck with the fact that the divine name Yah commences to become prominent in David's time. After he set up the Ark in Jerusalem, the divine name Yah becomes the dominating name in Judah, and especially in the royal family. On the other hand, it does not come to the fore among the ten tribes until two hundred years later, in the time of the great prophet Elijah, whose name means "Yah time the Pharaoh raided and plundered Palestine." p. 99
Theology of the Old Testament by Gustav Friedrich Oehler, George Edward Day 1883
With Sections: THE NAME JEHOVAH. Pronunciation and grammatical explanation of the
Signification of the name
Age and origin of the name Jehovah
Comparison of the name Jehovah with Elohim and El
Attributes or names of God which are derived immediately from the idea of Jehovah
Princeton Theological Review by Princeton Theological Seminary 1914 (partial copy)
"The Septuagint with one exception (18:1) attests the word Jehovah at the beginning of these paragraphs, as the first divine name in the seder, however much the Septuagint may differ from the Massoretic text in respect to the divine name elsewhere in the paragraph. Dahse's theory, it will be noted, accords with these facts regarding the initial divine name, and also accounts for the difference between the Massoretic text and the Septuagint in 18:1. And the general agreement of the two texts in regard to the divine name used, where a particular rule seems to have been followed by the author or early editor of the narratives, is an additional attestation of the fidelity of the Greek translators to their Hebrew text, and affords valuable testimony to the readings of the early Hebrew text."
Hours with the Bible: Or, The Scriptures in the Light of Modern Discovery
by John Cunningham Geikie - 1889
"Among the Egyptians there was a god whose name it was unlawful to utter; and it was forbidden to name or to speak of the supreme guardian divinity of Rome.' Even to mention a god's name in taking an oath was deemed irreverent. In the Book of Henoch 7 a secret magic power is ascribed to the Divine Name, and "it upholds all things which are." Men learned it through the craft of the evil angel, Kesbeel, who, in heaven, before he was cast out, gained it by craft from Michael, its original guardian." Page 839
The Pythagorean Triangle: Or, The Science of Numbers by George Oliver 1875
"...making together twenty-six, the same number as the Tetragrammaton. Reason apparently supports the idea that profound mysteries are contained in the characters of this holy language; and who will contend that they do not all involve many secrets and reasons for being used in the law of God, from the perfect art with which they are formed" p. 23
The great Dionysiak myth by Robert Brown 1877
"Clemens Alexandrinus says, 'the mystic name of four letters, 'the sacred Tetragrammaton YaHVeH, 'which was affixed to those alone to whom the adytum was accessible, is called Iaou, which is interpreted, "Who is and shall be." Mr. King observes, 'Theodoret states that the four letters of the Holy Name were pronounced by the Samaritans IABE; by the Jews, IAO Jerome (Ps. viii.), "The name of the Lord amongst the Hebrews is of four letters, Jod, He, Vau, He ; which is properly the name of God, and may be read as I A H O, and is held by the Jews for ineffable." ' 2Bunsen, very
reasonably, considers it questionable whether the real etymology of the word is Hebrew, but remarks, 'The sublime idea, "I am that I am," i.e. the Eternal, is certainly the right one in a Hebrew point of view.'"
Medical Symbolism in Connection with Historical Studies in the Arts by Thomas S. Sozinskey 1891
"Tetragrammaton — that is, J H V H, or, as it is commonly rendered, Jehovah — was the same thing as the IAW. Much could be said about it, as those familiar with Masonic legends and occult literature are aware. Lenormant states, of the wide belief in the power of the hidden "name of the Lord," that "we now see clearly that it came from Chaldea." p. 133
The Names of God in Holy Scripture: A Revelation of His Nature by Andrew John Jukes 1889
Cumorah Revisited: Or, "The Book of Mormon" and the Claims of the Mormons by Charles Augustus Shook 1910
"Latter-day Saints tell us further that the Indians were in the habit of using the sacred ejaculation, "Hallelujah," and Jenkins says: "In the Choctaw nation they often sing 'Halleluyah,' intermixed with their lamentations." — The Ten Tribes, p. 132. Elsewhere (p. 144) he informs us that both the Choctaw and Cherokee tribes use the word. The Creeks had a sacred chant, hi-yo-yu or hay-ay-al-gi* The Cherokees employed the sacred, but meaningless, chant, ha-wi-ye-e-hi, in their "Groundhog Dance;" he-e! hay-u-ya han-iwa, etc., was employed by their bear-hunters to attract the bear ; while ha-wi-ye-hy-u-we was a part of one of their baby songs. Hayuya falling on the ears of an Englishman might be mistaken for "hallelujah." Lastly, the words for "Jehovah" (Yohewah in the Cherokee, Che-ho-wa in the Choctaw, and Chihufa in the Creek) are not original words at all, and the same may be said for Shiloh, Canaan and other Old Testament names, but are simply the efforts of these tribes to pronounce our Scriptural terms."
View of the Hebrews: Exhibiting the Destruction of Jerusalem by Ethan Smith 1823
"These Indians have many wild pagan notions of this one God. But they have brought down by tradition, it seems, the above essentially correct view of him, in opposition to the polytheistical world. Their name of God is remarkable — Wahconda. It has been shown in the body of this work, that various of the Indians call God Yohewah, Ale, Yah, and Wah, doubtless from the Hebrew names Jehovah, Ale, and Jah, And it has been shown that these syllables which compose the mime of God,
sire compounded in many Indian words, or form the roots from which they are formed."
The Glorious Name of God, The Lord of Hosts: Opened in Two Sermons by Jeremiah Burroughs 1643 (very old copy, often hard to read, but beautiful to behold just the same)
Indian Myths Or, Legends, Traditions, and Symbols of the Aborigines
by Ellen Russell Emerson 1884
"the form Jehovah, instead of Yahweh or Yahaveh, has been adopted; but it may be justly claimed that the two latter words are the more accurate. In these we trace a still more remarkable resemblance to the sacred name of Indian invocation. An instance is quoted by M. Remusut from one of the works of a Chinese philosopher of the sixth or seventh century before Christ, in which the name appears in Chinese scriptures. The reference is as follows...Here again reappears the name as J-hi-wai, which, with due regard to phonetic and vernacular changes, may be claimed as identical with that of the Indian's sacred name, Yo-he-wah. The universality of the use of the syllable yo, or jo, in a divine name may be illustrated by other examples. lio was the Coptic name of the moon ; Java, or Kara-Java, was a name said to be given the Supreme Being by a tribe in the jungles of Burmah.
A Discourse on the Religion of the Indian Tribes of North America: Delivered by Samuel Farmar Jarvis 1820 (only first 119 pages)
"Much stress has been laid upon the supposed use of the Hebrew words Jehovah and Halliluiah among the Indians. With regard to the invocation of God, by the name of Jehovah, the fact, in the first place, is not certain. Some travellers assert that the Indians, when assembled in council, and on other solemn occasions, express their approbation by ejaculating Ho, ho, ho, with a very guttural emission. In the minutes of a treaty, held at Lancaster, I think in 1742, on which occasion Conrad Weiser was interpreter, it is said that the chiefs expressed their approbation in the usual manner, by saying, "Yo-wah." p. 90
Light and Truth: Collected from the Bible and Ancient and Modern History by Robert Benjamin Lewis 1844
"In their sacred dances, these authors assure us the Indians sing "Halleluyah Yohewah;"—praise to Jah Jehovah. When they return victorious from their wars, they sing, Yo-he-wah; having been by tradition taught to ascribe the praise to God. The same authors assure us, the Indians make great use of the initials of the mysterious name of God, like the tetragrammation of the ancient Hebrews; or the four radical letters which form the name of Jehovah; as the Indians pronounce thus, Y-O-He-wah." p. 261
The Cabala, its influence on Judaism and Christianity by Bernhard Pick 1913 (the Tetragrammaton features prominently in the Kabbalah)
Holy Holy Holy - A Study of the Trisagion 1913 (features the Tetragrammaton)
The Words of Jesus considered in the light of post-Biblical Jewish writings by Gustaf Dalman (did Jesus use the Divine Name? p.182) 1902
The Natural Genesis by Gerald Massey (has a section on the Typology of the Mythical Trinity which talks about the Tetragrammaton) 1883
The Secret Tradition in Freemasonry by Arthur Edward Waite Volume 1, 1911 ("But Tetragrammaton was reserved and incommunicable in respect of another hypothesis, because it expresses eternity and the nature of the Divine Essence; it is referred to in this sense in the Book of Wisdom. According to the Talmud, both natural and eternal death were visited on those who dared to utter the sacred word in public, metaphorically because the effect was to subvert heaven and earth.")
The Secret Tradition in Freemasonry by Arthur Edward Waite Volume 2, 1911
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