I thought I would start a thread where people can share their knowledge of the Bible. For this particular discussion, I'm not really talking about lessons learned from the Bible. What I mean is knowledge about the Bible that is helpful in studying it. In a lot of churches that I have attended, often times such things are not pointed out. After all, sermons are 20 minutes and Sunday School lessons are usually less.
Ok, I will get us started by bringing up the difference between the use of GOD and God in the Bible. Alot of folks are aware of this, but not everyone.
Here is an example showing both uses.
This is also seen in LORD and Lord. While this is a subtle difference in our translations, apparently in the original Hebrew it was a big difference. The version in all caps is referred to as the Tetragrammaton, and it is used wherever the original Hebrew had the actual Divine name of Israel's God. Scholars are almost certain the Divine name was pronounced "Yahweh."
When small letters are used in the English translations, the original Hebrew used the more general word for God, "adonai."
I have not taken a Hebrew class, so I'm still not entirely 100% clear on the distinction. But I notice it now everytime I read the Old Testament and I just wanted to present this interesting piece in our thread on knowledge about the Bible.