[b-hebrew] Leningrad Codex YHWH-Holem
David P Donnelly
davedonnelly1 at juno.com
Thu Sep 25 09:41:00 EDT 2003
Concerning the holem being centered between
the right side of the vav
and the left side of the he
in YHWH at Genesis 3:14 in the Leningrad Codex,
Peter Kirk said
This is the typical position of holam in the Leningrad codex,
on any word,
not just the divine name,
and before any letter,
not just vav.
It is a later convention to shift holam to the left when followed by a
silent vav and sometimes a silent alef,
and to the right otherwise.
Dave asks Peter:
Isn't the holem shifted to the top right of the vav,
when the holem is followed by a silent vav.
In Joshua 1:1 in the BHS text,
the holem is placed at the top right of the vav in Yehowshua/Yehoshua.
The holem in effect follows the he,
and I thought that this holem was followed by a silent vav,
although by James Strong's convention,
he appears to write the silent vav as the "w" in Yehowshua
[e.g. Hebrew word #3091
Doesn't the "w" in James Strong's transliteration of Hebrew word #3091,
indicate a silent vav??????????
The KJV translates Numbers 13:16 as Jehoshua [not Jehowshua] .
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 07:18:43 -0700 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 24/09/2003 06:13, David P Donnelly wrote:
> >I own a Facsimile Edition of the Leningrad Codex.
> >I have been examining the Leningrad Codex
> >at both Genesis 3:14
> >and at Genesis 9:26
> >In both of these verse in the BHS Text,
> >YHWH is found in the Hebrew word #3068 form.
> >[e.g. yod-simple shewa-he-holem-vav-qamets-he]
> >In the BHS Text the holem is found at the top right of the vav
> >in YHWH in the above two verses.
> >In the Leningrad Codex the holem is found in the space between the
> >and the first he in YHWH in the above two verses.
> >A portion of the holem is above the top right of the vav.
> >A portion of the holem is above the top left of the first he.
> This is the typical position of holam in the Leningrad codex, on any
> word, not just the divine name, and before any letter, not just vav.
> is a later convention to shift holam to the left when followed by a
> silent vav and sometimes a silent alef, and to the right otherwise.
> an even later one to confuse the two positions of holam on vav, in
> vowel-only holam male (full holam or holam-vav combination) and the
> consonant-vowel sequence of vav followed by holam. See
> >Copyright laws prevent me from legally scanning these two verses
> >and sending them as e-mail attachments.
> Even small extracts for scholarly study purposes?
> The images from L in
> http://www.qaya.org/academic/hebrew/Issues-Hebrew-Unicode.html were
> taken from extracts on other web sites. My scans from BHS are legal
> as I
> understand it.
> >Dave Donnelly
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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