I was reading Psalm 150 the other day, and I noticed a footnote at the end of verse 1. The verse said, “Praise the LORD.” So I checked it at the bottom of the page, and the footnote read, “Hebrew Hallelu Yah.”
So I looked up Halleluand it does mean “praise.”I looked up “Yah” in Wikipedia and it said this: “The name Yah is composed of the first two letters of YHWH. It appears often in names, such as Elijah…as well as the expression Hallelujah.”So Yah isGod’s name and was translated “the LORD.”
I looked up “YHWH” in Wikipedia and it referred me to “Tetragrammaton”: “The name of the God of Israel, writtenwith four letters…appears over 6,800 times” in the Bible.
Halleluyah. How many times have I heard that word in my life? I immediately thought of an old hymn. “Hallelujah, Thine the glory. Hallelujah, Amen. Hallelujah…
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