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

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Sun Sep 28 13:46:34 EDT 2003

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> [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Trevor Peterson
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> Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Variants of YHWH in the BHS Text
> Liz wrote:
> > The Greek 
> > transliteration OU is customarily read as the consonant W in 
> > the word Yahweh, but it could equally be read as the long ooo 
> > sound.
> But if it is /u/, then what is the next consonant? In Hebrew, you can't
> have two vowels in a row. Maybe we could suggest that it is both /u/ and
> /w/, but I can't think of an example where we get that combination. (I
> seem to remember getting a yod-dagesh representing a mater followed by a
> consonantal yod, but not with vav.) If that's not possible, then it
> seems to me that we don't have a valid form (unless the h starts the
> next syllable, but who's suggesting that?).
OK, The point is only to stick an aspirated h in the middle
of the Greek word. Doesn't Greek represent the w with an upsilon?
How do you pronounce uios (son) -- weos?
> Trevor Peterson
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