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This article was originally posted at www.tlvbiblesociety.org   Transliteration is a word denoting that a particular word in another alphabet is being retooled with English letters. A translation, by contrast, takes a word and renders it in another language.   “Shalom,” for example, is an English transliteration of a Hebrew word sounding the same. “Peace,” however, is a way that the word is translated. I mention this because “ADONAI” is a transliteration for a Hebrew word meaning “Lord.” “ADONAI” thus equals “Lord.” Though this question is limited to why we use “ADONAI” instead......

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