[b-hebrew] Yahweh in the BDB Lexicon

David P Donnelly davedonnelly1 at juno.com
Mon Sep 15 10:26:49 EDT 2003


The HEBREW AND ENGLISH LEXICON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
[BROWN-DRIVER-BRIGGS]
[1951 Edition]
[Page 217]
contains a pointed form of the Tetragrammaton ,
that if it was to transliterated into English would be spelled
“Y-a-h-w-e-h”.
This form of the Tetragrammaton is preserved in no extant pointed Hebrew
text.
This form of the Tetragrammaton appears to have been reverse-engineered
sometime before 1906.
This form of the Tetragrammaton appears in the 1901-1906 Jewish
Encyclopedia.
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view_page.jsp?pid=1&artid=52&letter=N
The dissection of this re-engineered Hebrew word is shown below:
Yod










.

Y
Pathach under the Yod




...A
He











..
..H
Silent shewa under the He

..Syllable Break
Waw











....W
Seghol under the Waw





E
He











.......H
This form of the Tetragrammaton also appears at the following site, in
larger Hebrew font:
It is labeled as "the presumed original pronunciation:"    YaHWeH
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/rs/2/Judaism/name/


What does this Hebrew word mean as it is found in the Brown Driver Briggs
Lexicon?


Dave Donnelly



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