early reading of YHWH?

Rolf Furuli furuli at online.no
Thu Sep 9 17:14:20 EDT 1999

Vincent DeCaen wrote:

>i've two exceptions in a certain database that i can't make sense of,
>both with YHWH.... ie, i can't make sense of them reading 'adonay, but
>i just might be able to make sense of them reading yah(u). if so, that
>would mean the pausal reading was set before they starting reading
>adonay for the divine name. (actually maybe three exceptions.)
>any comments?

Dear Vince,

Could you please specify your information? What are the forms? In which
manuscripts are they found?
Please keep in mind that in spite of what is commonly believed, the
evidence for the pronunciation of YHWH as 'adonay in pre-Christian times i
almost completely lacking.


Rolf Furuli
University of Oslo

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