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

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Sun Sep 28 01:24:49 EDT 2003


    
> >>
> >>>you call Him; all He cares is that He hears from you once in a 
> while! ;-)
> >>>      
> >>>
> >
> >  
> >
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>Agreed!
> >>    
> >>
> >Dear Peter and Dave, et. al.
> >This is something that I absolutely do not agree with!
> >My daughter married a Hindu, and said to me that there
> >is only one god, therefore, what does it matter if you call
> >him Shiva or Yahweh? Nope.
> >These are different gods. You can tell that they are
> >different gods. One way you can tell is that they have different names.
> >Names are important.
> >Best,
> >Liz
> >  
> >
> Don't confuse the form of the name with the identity of the addressee. I 
> might use the same name to address Dave Washburn and David Donnelly, but 
> that doesn't imply that I think they are the same person. When yet 
> another David addressed 'ELOHIM in some of the psalms, he was not 
> addressing Baal or Chemosh, but others might have used the same words in 
> address to the latter two. When I pray "Dear God,...", I am not 
> addressing Shiva, but your son-in-law might address Shiva with the same 
> words. I'm sure YHWH, and Shiva if he exists, know which of them is 
> being addressed without us having to use different names.
> 
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
> 
Yes, you're right of course.
liz 
> 




More information about the b-hebrew mailing list