[b-hebrew] nomen tetragrammaton

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Thu Mar 11 07:37:32 EST 2004


Dear list,

At least some, according to the BDB entry, think that the Pual participle
of PR$ implies "interpreted."

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard

>"Whenever, therefore, this nomen tetragrammaton occurred in the sacred
>text, (shem hameporash hashem)[1]  they were accustomed to substitute
>for it Adonai."[2]
>
>The above is a quote from Gesenius's OT lexicon.[3]
>
>I find it difficult to translate and interpret the phrase, shem
>hameporash hashem.
>
>The best I can do is literally, "name, the distinct name", or "name, the
>holy name".
>
>Philip
>
>
>
>
>  _____
>
>[1] Hameporash means the distinct or the holy and it is a pual singular
>masculine participle derived from the verb,  wr!po.  [Benjamin Davidson,
>The Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon, (Grand Rapids, Michigan:
>Zondervan Publishing House), 1970. Pages 507 and 635].
>
>[2] H. W. F. Gesenius, Gesenius's Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old
>Testament, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1979). Page 337.
>
>[3] H. W. F. Gesenius, Gesenius's Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old
>Testament, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1979). Page 337.
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