Curious abut "G-d"

Ken Smith kens at
Tue Jan 22 10:15:46 EST 2002

It is "vav" (or "waw", depending on which pronunciation scheme you use).
But the usual English transliteration of it is "W", which is supposedly
also the case in the transliteration scheme which b-Hebrew uses
(  Perhaps because it can also function
as a "vowel letter", there is a certain attraction to "W" because of the
Greek Omega, which looks like and is also frequently transliterated with
a W.

Ken Smith

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Hill [mailto:bhebrew at]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:54 AM
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> Subject: RE: Curious abut "G-d"
> Wouldn't the letters of the Tetragrammaton be YHVH, not YHWH? The
> letter is for 'vav' if I'm not mistaken, right?
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