In Hebrew, the name consists of the four letters YHWH, yod, he, waw, he, and is known as the Tetragrammaton. In many English translations of the Bible, YHWH is translated LORD. Elohim, by contrast, is translated as the generic name God; YHWH, however, is the name of Israel’s God. No one is sure how these four Hebrew letters were pronounced (in Biblical Hebrew, the vowels are not generally indicated), but by scholarly convention, the name is vocalized as Yahweh.