Mesha Stele and the Tetragrammaton
stig.norin at teol.uu.se
Tue Feb 13 05:36:37 EST 2001
Exactly as in the Hebrew Bible.
At 19.09 1-02-12, Tony Costa wrote:
> Some of the recent discussions on the Mesha Stele has raised some
>interesting questions. I noticed that in the English translation of the
>Stele the Name of the God of Israel is pronounced (with all due respect to
>our Jewish friends) "Yahweh". I understand that we really do not know how
>exactly the Name YHWH was pronounced because of the absence of vowels in
>ancient Hebrew and we can only conjecture at its exact pronunciation.Does
>anyone know exactly how the name of Israel's God is written in the Mesha
>Stele? I assume the Moabites shared a Semitic language which would also be
>devoid of vowels? Many thanks.
> Tony Costa
> University of Toronto
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