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Yahweh is an English transliteration of ה ֶ וְה ַ י a 19th century proposed punctuation of הוהי (the Tetragrammaton ), which is the distinctive personal name of the God of Israel [1] as it occurs in the consonantal Hebrew Text. While by convention ה ֶ וְה ַ י can be found listed in Hebrew Lexicons, [2] as being God's name, no one knows for sure if Yahweh accurately represents the original pronunciation of הוהי . Traditionally, observant Jews do not voice the name הוהי aloud. It is believed to be too sacred to be uttered and is often referred to as the 'Ineffable Name', the 'Unutterable Name' or the 'Distinctive Name'. [3] They often use circumlocutions when referring to the name of the Deity, e.g., HaShem ("The Name") or Shem HaMeforash (“the ineffable Name”) when reading the Tanakh aloud because the Name of God must not be spoken. Reverence is shown because it is God's Name and it is believed that this pre-empts ever misusing the name. [4] " Adonai " is spoken only in prayer, and YHVH is only written on paper that will not be thrown away or discarded. Adding vowels to the Name of the Lord is an insult to some Jews because the point is that it cannot be spoken because it is God's Name (to be). [ citation needed ] To avoid spelling the divine name, observant Jews may alter the letters in Hebrew as well as English, e.g., YKVK. [5]
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Noah (or Noe , Noach ; Hebrew : ח ַ ונ or ח ַ ֹנ , Standard Nóa Tiberian Nōª ; ; Arabic : حون ; "Rest" [1] ) was, according to the Bible , the tenth and last of the antediluvian Patriarchs . His story is contained in the book of Genesis , chapters 5-9. Noah saves his family and all animals in groups of two or seven from God's Deluge. He receives a covenant from God, and his sons repopulate the earth. [ edit ] Christian views Main article: Fundamentalist Christianity Christian fundamentalists see the Bible (both the Old Testament and the New Testament ) as infallible and historically accurate. It is important to distinguish between the " literalist " and " Fundamentalist " groups within the Christian community. Literalists, as the name indicates, hold that the Bible should be taken literally in every part. It would appear that there is no significant Christian denomination which is "literalist" in the sense that they believe that the Bible contains no figurative or poetic language. As the term is commonly used, "literalists" are those Christians who are more inclined to believe that portions of scripture (most particularly parts of the
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