[b-hebrew] Are English Bibles in which "Y-a-H-W-e-H occurs 6823 times being truthful?
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 11:19:32 EST 2011
On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 4:46 PM, David P Donnelly <davedonnelly1 at juno.com>wrote:
> The title of this new topic is:
> Are English Bibles in which "Y-a-H-W-e-H occurs 6823 times being
What do you mean by “truthful”?
> I realize that this is probably a very touchy subject.
The reason it is touchy is because it is understood as pushing a
theological, not linguistic, agenda.
> I assume that each and every Hebrew Scholar who posts on b-hebrew
> is aware that in each of the following 4 English Bibles:
> 1. The Jerusalem Bible
> 2. The New Jerusalem Bible
> 3. The Emphasized Bible
> 4. The NIVIHEOT
> The English Spelling Yahweh occurs approximately [if not precisely] 6823
No, I was not aware of that. I normally don’t look at translations.
> Just what is going on in English Christianity that these four Bibles
> and very little controversy surrounds them?
How many people use these translations? It sounds like a small, fringe
> AM I MISSING SOMETHING?
Balance? Are you making a mountain out of a molehill?
> Again, I realize that this is probably a very touchy subject.
> IS THIS SUBJECT TOO HOT TO DISCUSS OPENLY?
The question is not “too hot to discuss openly?” rather “which is the proper
forum for discussing it?” This is a translation issue, not a question of
> Dave Donnelly
> Karl W. Randolph.
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