Curious abut "G-d"

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Jan 22 10:22:51 EST 2002


Actually, I asked about this on b-hebrew a couple of years ago.  The 
consensus seemed to be that we spell it WAW and transliterate it W 
while pronouncing it VAV and V due to German influence.

> 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
> (http://www.ibiblio.org/bhebrew/).  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 hotmail.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:54 AM
> > To: Biblical Hebrew
> > Subject: RE: Curious abut "G-d"
> > 
> > Wouldn't the letters of the Tetragrammaton be YHVH, not YHWH? The
> third
> > letter is for 'vav' if I'm not mistaken, right?
> > 
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Dave Washburn
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