Mesha Stele and the Tetragrammaton

Eduardo M. Acuna eacuna at
Sat Feb 17 14:41:53 EST 2001

> This is an ingenious explanation, but what evidence do you have for this one
> rather than the more obvious one that YHWH was pronounced something like
> IAW? 
The obvious evidence is YHWDH´s pronunciation.
> By the way, I presume that the W here is an omega not a W sound. But
> even with the omega this could be consistent with both common suggestions,
> Yahwe and Yehowa.
In IAW it is the transliteration, in IAO it is the pronunciation. The same
is valid for IAWE (transliteration) and IAVE (pronunciation).
>> 4QLXXLevb translates YHWH as IAW, which is a greek phonetic
>> for an inverse (i.e., magic) substitution of the (incomplete) vowels of
>> <snip>

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