[B-Greek] The divine name in Gk MSS

Elliot Poe Elliot.Poe at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 21:01:35 EST 2006


Sorry for the extra email.  I should add that the 14th line of the image 
link below is 1 Corinthians 2:16, which quotes Isaiah 40:13.

Elliot Poe wrote:

>Sorry for my shoddy work earlier; I was multitasking.   Let me preface 
>this by saying that I do not necessarily agree with this theory.
>
>Webb Mealy is correct: Y at the end of QY is a vowel.  The theory goes 
>that eventually the idea of leaving out vowels for reverential names was 
>replaced by using just the first and last letter of the name. 
>
>The theory also suggests KY and QY (with a bar over them) were used to 
>translate the Tetragrammaton when the NT quoted the Hebrew Scriptures; 
>thus the Tetragrammaton might have been written in the original texts.
>
>The following link will give a better example of this theory (where KY 
>with a bar over it is used for KURIOY in the 14th line):
>
>http://images.umdl.umich.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?rgn1=apis_cont;op2=And;rgn2=ic_all;op3=And;rgn3=ic_all;c=apis;back=back1164937147;q1=I%20corinthians;q2=6238;chaperone=S-APIS-X-3584%206238_79.TIF;evl=full-image;chaperone=S-APIS-X-3584%206238_79.TIF;quality=2;view=entry;subview=detail;cc=apis;entryid=x-3584;viewid=6238_79.TIF;start=1;resnum=2
>
>Here is the article that started this idea:
>
>Howard, George. "The tetragram and the New Testament." Journal of 
>Biblical Literature 96, no. 1 (1977): 63-83.
>
>Yours,
>Elliot Poe
>
>frjsilver at optonline.net wrote:
>
>  
>
>>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
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>>>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
>>>www.restorationfellowship.org 
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