[b-hebrew] Variants of YHWH in the BHS Text

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Fri Sep 26 11:55:20 EDT 2003


Dear David,
I'd go with yahoweh myself, or maybe yahuweh.
 Forget the vov, it's a wow.
Liz

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of David P Donnelly
> Sent: Fri, September 26, 2003 11:35 AM
> To: cisbell at cox.net
> Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Variants of YHWH in the BHS Text
> 
> 
> Charles David Isbell says:
> 
> >>>
> I am aware that some on this list need to believe fervently that the
> sacred name of God 
> is to be pronounced Jehovah.
> 
>  I have two responses. 
> [1] Knock yourself out. 
> You have my blessing to pronounce the name of your deity any way you
> wish. 
> [2] Kindly stop trying to speak for "the Jewish people." 
> We have NEVER used that pronunciation, 
> and it was not a Jew who made the childish error of reading Ktiv
> consonants with Qere vowels. 
> >>>
> 
> Dave says:
> 
> In my particulat situation, 
> I am trying to understand the "it is written" form of God's Hebrew name,
> as it is preserved in the Ben Chayyim Hebrew text.
> 
> I realize that  Masoretic texts disagree with other Masoretic texts,
> but the Old Testament of the English Bible that I use, 
> [e.g. the KJV]
> is translated from the Ben Chayyim Hebrew text.
> 
> Yehovah 
> [yod-shewa-he-holem-vav-qamets-he]
> is a Hebrew form of God's name
> that is preserved in both the Ben Chayyim Hebrew text,
> and in the Leningrad Codex..
> 
> It appears to be a Hebrew form,
> that is pronounceable.
> 
> It is pronounced "Yehovah" in Hebrew.
> 
> Thus to be redundant,
> I am trying to understand the "it is written" form of God's Hebrew name,
> [e.g. Yehovah] 
> as it is preserved in the Ben Chayyim Hebrew text over 6000 times,
> and as it is preserved in the Leningrad Codex 44 times.
> 
> I am aware that many sources do not believe that 
> this  "it is written" form of God's Hebrew name,
> [e.g. Yehovah]
> was meant to be pronounced. 
> 
> Dave Donnelly
>  
> 
> 
> On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 08:58:00 -0500 "Charles David Isbell"
> <cisbell at cox.net> writes:
> > David Donnelly wrote: "The Jewish people must have been aware that 
> > the
> > Rabbinic Bible of 1525, preserved God's name as "Yehovah"
> > [yod-shewa-he-holem-vav-gamets-he] over 6000 times."
> > 
> > I am aware that some on this list need to believe fervently that the 
> > sacred
> > name of God is to be pronounced Jehovah. I have two responses. [1] 
> > Knock
> > yourself out. You have my blessing to pronounce the name of your 
> > deity any
> > way you wish.
> > 
> > [2] Kindly stop trying to speak for "the Jewish people." We have 
> > NEVER used
> > that pronunciation, and it was not a Jew who made the childish error 
> > of
> > reading Ktiv consonants with Qere vowels.
> > 
> > Charles David Isbell
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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