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In the Knowing God by Name Bible Study, the Old Testament Hebrew name of God introduced at the beginning of each lesson is transliterated into English. Transliterated Hebrew uses the English alphabet and typical phonics to provide Hebrew pronunciation to non-Hebrew reading people. So if you "sound out" the English transliteration in Knowing God by Name, you'll be fairly close to the Hebrew pronunciation of the word.

Transliteration is more an art than a science, and opinions on the correct way to transliterate words vary widely. This is why the Jewish festival of lights is spelled Chanukah, Chanukkah, Hanuka, and many other interesting ways. Each spelling has a legitimate phonetic basis; none is right or wrong.

The following chart lists a common system for the pronunciation and transliteration of Hebrew:

Remember that Hebrew is written from right to left, rather than left to right as in English, so the Hebrew letter on the far right is sounded out first when transliterating a word.

One of the best websites to help Christians understand Hebrew is It provides audio files on the correct Hebrew pronunciation of the Names of God, and many other great resources. If you are interested in learning more about Hebrew, I highly recommend you visit the Hebrew for Christians Website.


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