Avian and Attributes – Yahweh

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) ©WikiC

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) ©WikiC

“I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as God Almighty [El-Shaddai], but by My name the Lord [Yahweh–the redemptive name of God] I did not make Myself known to them [in acts and great miracles].”[Gen. 17:1.] (Exodus 6:3 AMP)

“And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6:3 KJV)

Avian and Attributes – Yahweh

Yahweh is the most holy name for God in Old Testament usually translated LORD (iLumina Encyclopedia)

Yahweh, or Jehovah, was the personal name of God by which the Israelites knew him as their God – and their God was the one and only true God (Exo_4:22; 32:27; Deu_6:4; 1Sa_17:45). When they wanted to name a place after some special event where they had seen God at work, they often formed the name by combining God’s name with a suitable Hebrew word (Gen_22:8,14; Exo_17:15; Jdg_6:24; Eze_48:35). They also combined shortened forms of Yahweh (Jehovah) with other words to form names for people (2Ki_11:1-2,4,21).

Usage in Hebrew
The word ‘Jehovah’ probably never existed in the Hebrew language. Originally Hebrew was written with consonants only, the readers supplying the vowels as they read. The word from which ‘Jehovah’ comes consists of the consonants YHWH, and was probably pronounced ‘Yahweh’. Transliterations of the word in other languages support this as the likely pronunciation. (Bridgeway Bible Dictionary)

Common Yellowthroat at Circle B by Lee

Common Yellowthroat at Circle B by Lee


The Yellowthroats are New World warblers in the genus Geothlypis. Most members of the group have localized ranges in Mexico and Central America, but the masked Yellowthroat has an extensive South American distribution, and common yellowthroat, the only migratory species in the group, breeds over much of North America.

All the yellowthroats have similar plumage, with yellow-green upperparts, yellow breast, and a mainly black bill. The adult male has a black facemask of variable extent, usually bordered above with a grey band. The female is similar, but lacks the black mask, and may be duller in plumage.

Southern Yellowthroat (Geothlypis velata) ©WikiC

The breeding habitat of these warblers is typically marshes and other wet areas with dense low vegetation. The eggs, two in most species, but up to five for common yellowthroat, are laid in a lined cup nest low in grass or rank vegetation. (Parulidae – New World Warblers Family)

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[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]

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