One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Hebrew name for God.
- ‘In the daily priestly blessing, the Tetragrammaton was vocalized with the vowel points associated with the name Adonai.’
- ‘In the New Testament, Jesus allows himself to be called ‘Lord’, which is our translation of Adonai, the substitute word for YHWH.’
- ‘Still, at other times, like now, I don't feel hypocritical at all talking to Adonai - Elohim and Jehovah.’
- ‘But, on the other hand, it is the translation of Adonai, supreme Lord, an incommunicable name of God, and the substitute for Jehovah, a name the Jews would not pronounce.’
- ‘My colleague, Rabbi David Blumenthal, writes, ‘The way to Adonai is not straight, it has ups and down, twists and turns.’’
From Hebrew 'ăḏōnāy; see also Jehovah.
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