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jah in Easton's Bible Dictionary

a contraction for Jehovah (Ps. 68:4).

jah in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(Jehovah), the abbreviated form of Jehovah, used only in poetry. It occurs frequently in the Hebrew, but with a single exception, #Ps 68:4| is rendered "Lord" in the Authorized Version. The identity of Jah and Jehovah is strongly marked in two passages of Isaiah-- #Isa 12:2; 26:4| [JEHOVAH].

jah in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

JAH . Ps 68:4. A contraction of the word "Jehovah," which imports the attribute of self-existence. It is part of the compound words "Adonijah" ("God is my Lord") and "Hallelujah" ("Praise the Lord"). See Jehovah.

jah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Condensing in one emphatic syllable all that is implied in Jahveh, the true pronunciation of Jehovah (Psalm 68:4); first in Exodus 15:2 (Hebrew). Often in names, as Eli-jah. Only in poetry: Isaiah 12:2, "Jah Jehovah is my strength and my song"; (Isaiah 26:4) "in Jah Jehovah is the Rock of ages." The union of the two names expresses in the highest degree God's unchanging love and power. Hallelu-Jah is "Praise ye Jah." Psalm 89:8, "O Jehovah, God of hosts, who, as Thou, is a strong Jah?" the emphatic concentration of the name "Jehovah." The spirit impressed with a sense of God feels the need of repeating frequently that name in which His being is comprehended (Hengstenberg). 1 Chronicles 4:2. Identified by some with see HAROEH .