[b-hebrew] DWD or DWYD, YHDH or YHWDH

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Sat Jun 26 19:47:03 EDT 2004

Dear Patrina,

Thanks for the link. It does seem to rule out my suggestion.

				Harold Holmyard

>Hezekiah's seals were featured in Biblical Archaeology Review
>Volume 28, Number 4, July/August 2002, Pp 42-51, 60 and can be found in
>a web article at:
>There are several pics of the seals there, all showing a spelling of
>YHDH in paleo-hebrew between the wingtips of the scarab. If the verbal
>root originally included a waw as suggested by HH, it would seem strange
>to have dropped out during the time of Hezekiah extra-biblically, or to
>have been spelled with a mater in the formal anals of his reign (and
>priestly records such as the biblical texts) but not on official seals?
>I've been thinking about the spelling issue for quite a while, because
>it impacts on dating of all the texts containing the word YHWDH.

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