Mesha Stele and the Tetragrammaton

Liz Fried lizfried at
Thu Feb 15 10:19:30 EST 2001

 Hi Charles, You wrote:
> Dear Eduardo,
> What does your perception of Ieoua do with the shortened forms
> YaH and YaHu?
> Also, how do you account for LXX  YABE?
Where is this written?
I thought the LXX had kyrios everywhere.
I think the name must have been pronounced YAHU, as it is in names,
and as it is at Elephantine. The difficulty with using the greek is that
don't have an internal aspiration.


> 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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