[b-hebrew] Variants of YHWH in the BHS Text
peterkirk at qaya.org
Sat Sep 27 17:15:17 EDT 2003
On 27/09/2003 12:15, David P Donnelly wrote:
> Peter Kirk said:
> In my scholarly opinion,
> rather than belief,
> this is already happening.
> What is probably the original pronunciation is well known,
> and some people pray to God using that name.
> I don't suggest this has any special significance.
> Dave asks Peter Kirk:
> Are you allowed to make known
> "what is probably the original pronunciation" of YHWH,
> on this discussion board?
> Dave Donnelly
Well, out of respect for those who prefer not to see it written too
explicitly, I will just say that I would point it with
patah-sheva-segol. That seems to be the majority scholarly opinion,
based for example on a Greek rendering IAOUE - in which OU,
omicron-upsilon, is a digraph pronounced like English "oo" or sometimes
more like "w" (cf. French "oui" which is pronounced rather like English
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