Webb webb at selftest.net
Wed Nov 8 14:43:27 EST 2006

Dear Doug,


You've got it backwards. When the LXX translators read YHWH, they translated
it as KURIOS, which corresponds to ADONAI (Hebrew for "Lord"), the QERE
('what is read'), which was always read aloud when YHWH stood in the Hebrew
text. My understanding is that by the time of the LXX, pronunciation of YHWH
had already become strictly taboo in orthodox Judaism. It would thus be a
move peculiar in the extreme to find KURIOS in the text and to render it as


Webb Mealy


p.s. this sort of thing is what I said I didn't want to talk about in my
original posting. 



From: Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com [mailto:Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 11:11 AM
To: bjwvmw at com-pair.net; webb at selftest.net; b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] KURIOS hO QEOS hO PANTOKRATWR (Rev. 4:8)


In a message dated 11/8/2006 3:06:45 AM Central Standard Time,
bjwvmw at com-pair.net writes: 

"God the 

All-Powerful is Lord," 

Since it comes from the Septuagint wouldn't be rendered as "God the
All-Powerful is Yahweh?"  Isn't KURIOS in the Septuagint rendered as Yahweh?

Rev. Doug Pickrel, Litt.D. 
Tejas Valley 
San Antonio, Texas

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