Mesha Stele and the Tetragrammaton

Charles David Isbell cisbell at
Thu Feb 15 10:00:44 EST 2001

Dear Eduardo,
What does your perception of Ieoua do with the shortened forms YaH and YaHu?
Also, how do you account for LXX  YABE?
Charles David Isbell

> The absence of vowels is valid for the entire biblical hebrew, not only
> for the name of God. It is also the same for the name of Judah: YHWDH,
> which is the name of God plus a Daleth. Therefore, the most likely
> pronunciation of YHWH is: Ieoua. Just by eliminating the D from Ieouda
> (modern, Judah).
> Eduardo.
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