[b-hebrew] YHWH pronunciation

Vadim Cherny VadimCherny at mail.ru
Thu Aug 4 09:12:07 EDT 2005



> Vadim, this is not true. If by "Jews" you mean people speaking from Jewish
> tradition, then Jewish tradition does not have a vocalization of the
> Tetragrammaton, and cosiders it forbidden to pronounce. And I know of no
> Jewish source that understands the Tetragrammaton as anything but a proper
> noun.
>
> That there are individual Jews, including perhaps some on this list, who
> have concluded that YHWH is a verb and that it may have been vocalized in
> one way or another, is their privelage. None of them speak for Jewish
> tradition.

I meant only common pronunciation, which corresponds to niphal. It is not
the only one, but quite common.

Vadim




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