[b-hebrew] DWD or DWYD, YHDH or YHWDH
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jun 28 04:27:01 EDT 2004
I'm not so sure. Arad is over a century later than Hezekiah. It's also
closer the the time of the composition of much of the Biblical text. Could
the "optional" W have become "stabilized" or "standardized" during this
Since the Persian period bullae, stamps and coins are mostly in Aramaic, I'm
not sure if they prove anything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Washburn" <dwashbur at nyx.net>
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] DWD or DWYD, YHDH or YHWDH
> This would seem to suggest that the variant spelling was just that, an
> optional variant spelling, rather than indicating anything about relative
> dating of texts.
> On Sunday 27 June 2004 15:48, Uri Hurwitz wrote:
> > Other interresting extra-biblical evidence bearing direrctly on this
> > can be found in the many seal impressions (bullae) from the time of
> > Persian rule. Judea was then a province or satrapy whose name was
> > in Hebrew letters as either YHD, without the Waw or YHWD,with the Waw!
> > earlier inscriptional mention occurs in Arad ostracon no.40, where the
> > appears with a Waw: "....MLK YHWD[H]...". This is dated to shortly
> > the end of the Judean kingdom. Uri
> > Patrina <patrina at bestmail.us> wrote:
> > Dear Yigdal
> > 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:
> > http://rd.archaeological-center.com/articles/13.shtml
> > 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.
> > Patrina Nuske Small
> > Adelaide, South Australia
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