This is a letter from the very end of the First Temple period, found in Lachish. It shows that people were comfortable writing god's name on day to day letters and used it in greetings. NenyaAleks

We Shouldn't Take God's Name in Vain. But What Is It?

The true pronunciation of YHWH has long been lost, partly because 2,500 years ago, Jews decided it was too sacred to say aloud, and failed to preserve the way it was said

God goes by many names in the Bible, but he only has one personal name, spelled using four letters - YHWH. It truly has become an ineffable name: we know neither how it was pronounced in antiquity, or what it...

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