[b-hebrew] YHWH discussion recap

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Sun Jul 24 19:44:03 EDT 2005


On 24/07/2005 17:09, Gene Gardner wrote:

>...
>
>3)The cantillation marks in Psalm 96:10 does represent
>a tri-sylabic cantoring of YHWH, or possibly Adonay.
>This would need to be verified in the Massorah.
>
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It is surely undeniable that by the time of the Masoretes, the word 
pronounced here was not the original divine name.

>...
>
>5)That the pronunciation “YaHWeH”, is a scholarly
>re-construction based on early Greek writings.
>  
>

It is a scholarly reconstruction, but the evidence is not only from the 
early Greek writings. Other arguments which have gone into this is that 
this include the rather small number of probable pronunciations of these 
four letters, and that YaHWeH could be a form of the root HWH.

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Peter Kirk
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