[b-hebrew] The translation of ehyeh-- its meaning

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Sat Aug 6 13:03:48 EDT 2005


On 05/08/2005 22:02, Uri Hurwitz wrote:

>    
>...
>    The scribe wanted to explain the meaning of an
>exisiting name YHWH but simply did not know it, beyond
> the memory that a much earlier HWH was in his time
>equivavlent to HYH. ...
>

An alternative which makes a lot more sense is that the original form of 
the saying Ehye asher ehye goes back to that earlier time. The statement 
was perhaps originally Ehwe asher ehwe, but became "modernised" at some 
later stage.

-- 
Peter Kirk
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