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Search here for specific or technical terms not defined in the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary.

Glossary Items starting with 'Y'

  • Yael

    See Jael (in Harper Collins Dictionary).

  • Yahweh's servant

    A figure depicted in the book of Isaiah, also identified with the Suffering Servant in the same book.

  • Yahwistic

    Associated with the worship of Yahweh, the god of Israel and Judah.

  • Yamm

    A Canaanite deity, literally meaning "Sea," who is defeated in battle with Baal in Canaanite myth.

  • Yehud

    The Persian name for the province including the territory of Judah, with its capital in Jerusalem.

  • Yhwh

    The name of Israel's god, but with only the consonants of the name, as spelled in the Hebrew Bible. In antiquity, Jews stopped saying the name as a sign of reverence. Some scholars today use only the consonants to recognize the lost original pronunciation or to respect religious tradition.

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