[B-Greek] The divine name in Gk MSS

frjsilver at optonline.net frjsilver at optonline.net
Thu Nov 30 19:35:42 EST 2006

Dear Friends --

This is the first time I've heard of this, but there are many things I haven't heard of.

My own ignorance notwithstanding, this seems to me highly unlikely, especially given the euphemistic conventions in place well before the 1st Christian century.

I'm sure we're all familiar with PIPI (Hebrew YHWH, right to left and in somewhat similar-looking Greek characters) occasionally found in manuscripts of the Greek 70, but which was ultimately (standardly?) supplanted by KURIOS.

But NT appearances?  That's a new one.

Perhaps the two 4th-c MS mentioned here rely on this tradition, but if they do, I wonder if they exhibit other interesting variations.  Is there a reference for the research done on these texts?

Peace and blessings to all.

Father James Silver

Monk James
Orthodox Church in America

----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Buzzard 
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2006 5:58 pm
Subject: [B-Greek] The divine name in Gk MSS
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org

> Gentlemen, I am not sure if this a permissible subject on this 
> fine 
> list, but if it is, can anyone confirm this statement. I had 
> never 
> heard this. I have no interest at all in "plugging" the divine 
> Name 
> in Hebrew. or Greek.
> Anthony Buzzard
> "There is manuscript evidence for the tetragrammaton in the NT 
> prior 
> to 200 A.D. The 2 fullest and most significant Mss dated prior 
> to the 
> 4th Century proving this are P46 and P45, both of which are from 
> Egypt. It seems these 2 Mss date between 80 -120 years after the 
> original autographs, and have the tetragrammaton."
> Anthony Buzzard
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