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

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Sun Sep 28 14:41:55 EDT 2003

> >
> Add H, yes, but why U or O? After all, the Hebrew basis of Greek ABRAAM 
> and AARWN is not Avrahoam or Ahuaron. Maybe Greek IAOUE might be more 
> like Yahue, but in Greek it would not be well-defined whether this was 
> two syllables yah-we or three syllables ya-hu-e. To go back to Hebrew, 
> if the vav is used as evidence for a central U or O vowel it cannot be 
> reused as a consonant, but I supposed the pronunciation could be 
> something like ya-hu-he, or even ya-huah with a furtive patah before he 
> with mappiq. So maybe your conclusion is not so off-based, but not 
> because HU or HO is dropped.
A furtive patah! of course!
Right, I ran into problems, cuz I cannot have the W be both a vowel and a
consonant, and I cannot have two vowels together.
But YaHUaH would solve it all, no?
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> Peter Kirk
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