[b-hebrew] YHWH: Consonants or Vowels?

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Sat Sep 13 20:20:08 EDT 2003


Except that no word in any Semitic language consists only of vowels.  In 
Greek, however, which does have words consisting only of vowels, I would expect 
these Hebrew consonants to be transcribed with vowels. 

The short answer is: NO, it is NOT possible that all the letters in the 
ineffable name were used strictly as vowels.


In a message dated 9/13/2003 5:55:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
davedonnelly1 at juno.com writes:
. it is possible that the 3 Hebrew vowel-letters,
[Yod/once and He/twice and Waw/Vav/once]
that are found in the Tetragrammaton,
were being used strictly as vowels.



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