It was indeed very wise to use the 'title' LORD in all caps there as it follows on with the Jewish custom of not pronouncing the LORD's name.
Also in retrospect it might have actually prevented the LORD's Holy name to be taken much more in vain as is sadly done these days to the title God and even the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus and His holy title Christ.
The name of the LORD is sometimes translated as LORD, GOD or the actual name JEHOVAH is written out depending on the appropriate situation.
Where it is Adonai Jehovah, it would be senseless to translate it as Lord LORD. However it is thus translated as if it was Adonai Elohim, Lord GOD. Yet the actual Name of the LORD always appears in capital letters.
The KJV translators had much wisdom in this wonderful translation.
Good article about the Name of the LORD:
The following is from Way of Life's email circular:
The following report by Thomas Ross is re-published [in the email] by
permission of the author. The vowels of the Tetragrammaton, that is,
Yehowah or Jehovah (Exodus 6:3; Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 12:2; 26:4) are
not a late addition, but represent the original and true pronunciation
of the profoundly significant Divine Name. The commonly repeated
modern idea that the pronunciation Jehovah is a late and incorrect
invention, while Yahweh is the true pronunciation of the Name, is
false. No known Hebrew manuscript on earth contains the vocalization
Yahweh. On the other hand, the form Jehovah is found in a variety of
locations in the oldest Hebrew copies, such as the Aleppo codex and a
variety of Biblical fragments dated between 700 and 900, as well as
being the universal pointing in the Old Testament Textus Receptus.
Jewish scholars such as Maimonides (1138-1204) affirmed that the
Tetragrammaton was pronounced according to its letters as YeHoWaH.
Were, as the common modern notion affirms, the vowels of the Divine
Name simply lifted from Adonai, the yod of the Tetragram would have a
hateph pathach underneath it, not a shewa. Furthermore, all the names
in Scripture that begin with portions of the Tetragrammaton possess
the vowels of Jehovah, not of Yahweh. If one wanted to maintain
that the vocalization of God’s Name had been corrupted in Scripture,
contrary to His declarations that nothing of the kind would happen
(Psalm 12:6-7; Matthew 5:18), one would also need to maintain that
every name in the Bible that begins with part of the Tetragrammaton
has also been corrupted. Jehoadah would really be something like
Yahwadah; Jehoahaz would be Yahwahaz; Jehoash would be Yahwahash, and
so on. Furthermore, no theophoric names anywhere in Scripture end
with an eh, the expected ending were the Name pronounced Yahweh.
Similarly, the word Hallelujah and the Greek Alleluia validate the ah
at the end of the Divine Name. Furthermore, the Mishna states that
the Name was pronounced as it was written, that is, as Jehovah.This
pronunciation is also consistent with Talmudic evidence. The plain
facts concerning what the vowels on the Name actually are in the
Hebrew text, other theophoric names, the Mishna, and a variety of
other evidences demonstrate that the Tetragrammaton is correctly
pronounced Jehovah. In contrast to the strong evidence in favor of
the pronunciation Jehovah, very little favors the pronunciation
Yahweh. Since this latter pronunciation is not favored by any evidence
in the Hebrew of the Bible, nor in other ancient Jewish documents, its
advocates must look outside of Scripture and Jewish texts for evidence
in its favor. This they find in the late patristic writers Theodoret
and Epiphanius, who give Iabe as the pronunciation of the
Tetragrammaton, although the former distinguishes this vocalization as
the pronunciation of the Samaritans. These statements constitute
the most substantive and strongest argument in favor of the
pronunciation Yahweh. Also, papyri involving pagan magic, and in which
every possible and impossible designation of deities, Greek, Egyptian
and Semitic, is found in profuse variety, contain invocations that
sound like the word Yahweh. To use the speculations of two
patristic writers—one of whom even specifies that Yahweh was a
Samaritan pronunciation, and that the Jews used something else—to
overthrow the vocalization of the Name in the OT Textus Receptus,
Jehovah, is entirely unjustifiable. To use a name found in some
pagan papyri that are invoking numberless idols and demons to reject
Jehovah is even worse. The evidence for the pronunciation Yahweh is
very poor, and totally insufficient to overthrow the powerful and
numerous evidences in favor of the pronunciation Jehovah. Thus, it
is evident that Jehovah is the correct pronunciation of the Name of
God. Jehovah has not allowed the pronunciation of His Name to be lost.
The error that Yahweh is the correct pronunciation of the Divine Name
is connected to the error that only the consonants of the Hebrew text
are inspired, while the vowels were invented by a class of Jewish
scribes around the tenth century A. D. On the contrary, Scripture and
solid evidence demonstrates that the words of the Hebrew
text—including the vowels—are inspired and were recorded by the
Biblical authors. Extensive evidence for the inspiration of the
Hebrew vowels is provided in my essay “Evidences for the Inspiration
of the Hebrew Vowel Points” in the Bibliology section of my website
(http://faithsaves.net/bibliology/). The evidence for the
pronunciation Jehovah above is a summary of Appendix 1 of the same
essay on my website, where extensive documentation and a more detailed
discussion is provided. The question is also discussed in lecture #1
of my class on Trinitarianism (http://faithsaves.net/trinitarianism/).
My essay "The Debate over the Inspiration of the Hebrew Vowel Points"
should also be mentioned. Furthermore, the fact that Jehovah is the
correct pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton is one of a number of
strong reasons to reject the critical Hebrew text (the Leningrad MS)
underlying the generality of modern English Bible versions. While the
Old Testament Received Text that underlies the Authorized Version
properly and fully vocalizes the Tetragrammaton, the Hebrew critical
text corrupts the Divine Name by omitting one of its vowels in
thousands of passages. Other serious corruptions are also present in
the Leningrad MS. Finally, the King James Bible is found to be
correct in its vocalization of the Divine Name as Jehovah, while it
properly omits the modern fictitious pronunciation Yahweh. God’s
people should do the same, and call, not on Yahweh, but on the Triune
Jehovah. The previous report by Thomas Ross is re-published [in the
email] by permission of the author.
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