[b-hebrew] YHWH pronunciation

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Mon Aug 1 07:23:02 EDT 2005


On 01/08/2005 12:09, Read, James C wrote:

> ...
>
> Peter! Can you run me through the long 'eh' reasoning again? I still 
> haven't
> quite got the grasp of it.
>
>
I rather think there are two bases for this:

1) The Greek attestations of the name, which mostly end in -E, or -AI 
which was pronounced like a long "e".

2) The hypothesis that the name is derived from a form of the verb HWH, 
which would typically end in -e(h).

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Peter Kirk
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