Its Origin, Meaning & Significance
The word hallelujah, pronounced hal-le-lu-yah, is the most ancient of all words of praise. It is spoken both on earth and in heaven in worship to the Almighty What is its origin, meaning, and significance?
(Rev. 19:1-6) And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, halleluyah; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto Yahweh our Elohim:
2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
3 And again they said, halleluyah. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped Yahweh that sat on the throne, saying, amen; halleluyah.
5And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our Elohim, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
6And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thundering, saying, halleluyah: for Yahweh, Elohim omnipotent reigneth.
Halleluyah is a pure Hebrew word, and yet is found in almost every language on earth. The first part of the word, hallelu. means praise you. The last part,Yah. Is the one being praised.
YAH is the basic or short form of the Heavenly Father’s name. The full form of this name is YAHWEH. This personal name is found more than 6,800 timesin the original Hebrew Bible. That is impressive. The Most High planned for us to call on and extol his name; otherwise he would not have placed it in Scriptures so many times.
We also find the shortened form (Yah) at the end of many Biblical names, such as Elijah (Eliyah), which means “my El [or Mighty One) is Yah.” Others are Jeremiah, Obadiah, Isaiah, and Zechariah, etc.
The name Yahweh is found not only in the Hebrew Scriptures, but in encyclopedias, dictionaries, Bible dictionaries, archaeological reports, and in current publications such as Time Magazine. The spell-checker in your computer lists the name Yahweh.
It is now clear that the name Yahweh will be known and used by those who love the Most High El (God)