[b-hebrew] Meaning of YHWH

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Aug 4 18:55:07 EDT 2005

On 04/08/2005 23:25, Read, James C wrote:

>I hate to keep pressing the point but does anyone know why there is an opinion
>that YHWH is 3ms hiphil of ehyeh Qal?

Sorry, I don't understand this. Is your question in fact "why there is 
an opinion that YHWH is 3ms hiphil" of HWH? That I suppose is because 
the form Yahwe, which is otherwise attested, looks like a Hiphil - 
although it may also be a Qal. And then if you are wondering why the 
change from Hiphil YHWH to Qal Ehye, well, that's a question I can't 
answer - except by wondering if Ehye could also be Hiphil, although the 
otherwise unattested Hiphil of HYH would probably by Ahye rather than Ehye.

Peter Kirk
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