[b-hebrew] The ancient value of OU in Attic and Koine Greek
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 13:17:21 EST 2010
On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 3:56 PM, Garth Grenache
<garthgrenache at hotmail.com>wrote:
> Dear Karl,
> Karl> What you have yet to do is to give me any indication whatsoever that
> was pronounced ?Yahweh? in the original Biblical Hebrew pronunciation. From
> Hebrew sources, I conclude that the name had at least three syllables.
> Now you are saying that it is from Hebrew sources that you've come to
> insist on a 3-syllabic pronunciation, but previously you were saying that
> you reckon that a spelling such as IAOUE must represent a Hebrew name with
> more than 3-syllables.
It was from Hebrew sources before I saw the Greek from Clement that I came
to the conclusion that the name had at least three syllables. What I see
from the Greek is further evidence to back up that conclusion.
> I and others on this list have demonstrated that there is scholarly
> concensus that at the time of Clement's writing and for half a millenium
> beforehand, OU represented 'u' and 'w', and thus there is no need to assert
> that OUE represents more than one Hebrew syllable.
I call that “scholarly consensus” into question and see no reason to back
off from that questioning. At least not yet.
> Garth Grenache.
> Karl W. Randolph.
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