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Bible Translation and God's Name

Bible Translation and God's Name Let's begin this study be looking at a reason why we find "LORD" in our English bibles instead of YHWH, or, "Yahweh." English translations of the Bible that use the word "LORD" (where all the letters of the word are capitalized) to represent the tetragrammaton, rather than trying to render the letters as a pronounceable word (which may be incorrect anyway), follow this tradition. But the word "LORD" is to be understood as representing the name that God gave for Himself ( ) However, it's uniformly agreed that the "tetragrammaton" can be represented "in English as YHWH, YHVH, JHWH, or JHVH." English speakers would use the vowels to get "Yahweh" or "Jehovah" respectively. My question is, Why take this away and replace it with LORD? Why take this away from readers? These letters "L-O-R-D" are the *furthest away* from anything the Hebrew would giv