The name Yahweh, it should be noted, is a modern convention. The name is written only with the consonants YHWH in the Hebrew Bible and in other ancient West Semitic texts. By putting together scraps of evidence, scholars have concluded that the name was pronounced Yahweh. However, the evidence is by no means conclusive. The evidence is all post-Exilic and has to be read back into pre-Exilic times from this later material.