The Replacement of the Tetragrammaton in the Hebrew Bible: From YHWH to L-rd, the sad truth.
L-rd (origins): In the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, a term that replaces (~7000 times) the Name of Israel’s ‘Elohiym (YHWH). It generally refers to an authority figure, head of household, master, BAAL, etc.
For the ill informed, BAAL (L-rd) is also, sadly, a major nemesis of YHWH. See more below.
“YHWH (YH): “Modern scholars generally agree that YHWH is derived from the Hebrew triconsonantal root היה (h-y-h), “to be, become, come to pass”, an archaic form of which is הוה (h-w-h), with a third person masculine y- prefix, equivalent to English “he”. They connect it to [eg.] Exodus 3:14, [ETC..] where the divinity [‘Elohiym of Israel] who spoke with Moses responds to a question about his name by declaring: אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה (Ehyeh asher ehyeh), “I am that I am” or “I will be what I will be”(in Biblical Hebrew the form of the verb here is not associated with any particular English tense).
[THE NAME THAT EXPRESSES THE WORD AND WORKS OF ISRAEL’S ‘ELOHIYM; “I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE”]…. Cont’d at Source: Tetragrammaton”
Baal (L-rd): god worshipped in many ancient Middle Eastern communities, especially among the Canaanites, who apparently considered him a fertility deity and one of the most important gods [‘elohim] in the pantheon….(Read more). Source: Britannica.com