The English letters Yhvw don't appear to form a sensible word. There are no vowels as we would expect in our English language. Yet, for centuries and for countless people, they form the most holy word in human speech. The word is so holy that many people refuse to say it out loud.
Follow along as Mark Lanier walks us through the next four letters of the Hebrew alphabet and explores how Solomon started construction on the temple as beyt Yhvw, the house of the LORD. This phrase is used over and over in reference to the temple, not simply by Solomon but by others in the Old Testament as well. The phrase is best understood if we study Yhvh a bit more carefully.