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The flowers are springing up,
the season of singing birds
has come;
Song of Solomon 2v12

How to use this glossary: Each word has two definitions.
The first is a very simple word equivalent, just a phrase or a few words. The second is a more detailed explanation with examples.

Glossary Terms - Y

Yahweh(YHWH)
Hebrew which translates as "I am who I am".

There are several names for God in the Bible, but Yahweh is considered to be his most sacred name by the Jewish people and they do not pronounce it. In English bibles it is usually written as "The Lord".
YHWH sometimes JHWH A transliteration of the four Hebrew letters that form the name of God that is never to be uttered by strict Jews. The four-letter combination is known as the Tetragrammaton. It is usually translated in The Holy Bible as Yahweh or as Jehovah by inserting vowels that are missing from the Hebrew language. Many English versions of the Bible replace the Hebrew Tetragrammaton with the fully capitalised title LORD.
[Lord]  [Tetragrammaton

Yeshua( Yahshua)
Hebrew name for Jesus
[Jesus

Yoke
Fitted on the neck of oxen for the purpose of binding to them the traces by which they might draw the plough, etc. (Num. 19:2; Deut. 21:3). It was a curved piece of wood called 'ol.
In Jer. 27:2; 28:10, 12 the word in the Authorised Version rendered "yoke" is motah, which properly means a "staff," or as in the Revised Version, "bar."

These words in the Hebrew are both used figuratively of severe bondage, or affliction, or subjection (Lev. 26:13; 1 Kings 12:4; Isa. 47:6; Lam. 1:14; 3:27). In the New Testament the word "yoke" is also used to denote servitude (Matt. 11:29, 30; Acts 15:10; Gal. 5:1).
[Authorised Version]  [New Testament

Yom Kippur
See Day of Atonement
[Atonement, Day of