[b-hebrew] Masoretic vocalization of the name
pcasanel at xtec.net
Thu Sep 15 05:09:23 EDT 2005
I do not know, whether in manuscripts before 1100 CE the Tetragrammaton
was pointed with only two vowels, but in any case it was pronounced
"Adonay" according to the Talmud:
"[In] this world [His name] is written with a yod he and read as alef
daleth; but in the future world it shall all be one: it shall be written
with yod he and read as yod he." (TB Pesahim 50 a).
The form with two vowels, which was read Shema (Aramaic), was found in
the Targum (usually not under the Tetragrammaton but under two yods
alone). According to Rudolf Meyer (/Hebräische Grammatik/, par. 17.2),
the form with only two vowels which appears in ms. L is a later form,
which is to be read also Shema.
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Kelton Graham wrote:
>Has anyone ever heard of these? Out of curiosity, I came across this one day. Anyone ever heard of this guy, Gertoux?
>"The word Yahowah has never been used in any Bibles. The (fanciful) grammatical pattern which involves a change a to e has never existed. In actual fact, before 1100 CE , the Tetragram has been pointed with only the two vowels e, a of the Aramaic word Shema which means "The Name".The vowel o appeared, after 1100 CE , owing to the influence of the reading of the word Adonay."
>KGRAHAM0938 at comcast.net
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