jwest at highland.net
Thu Oct 31 17:44:04 EST 2002
At 02:40 PM 10/31/02 -0800, you wrote:
>HSAIAS becomes H SA I AS or HS A I AS based on the
>rule of diaeresis. What determined that this name was
>4 syllables and not 3. I've always heard it said in
>just 3 syllables where I come from.
because there is, in hebrew, both a long form of the name and a short form.
the writers of the nt felt free to use both- hence you will find it
sometimes long and sometimes short.
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