[b-hebrew] YHWH pronunciation

David P Donnelly davedonnelly1 at juno.com
Wed Aug 10 06:19:24 EDT 2005


Gene Gardner posts information from the Catholic Encyclopedia,
which says: 

>>>
Clement of Alexandria ("Strom.", V, 6, in P.G., IX, col. 60), Jaou; 
>>>

I find it interesting that the Catholic Church, 
which teaches that God's name is "Yahweh",
quotes Clement of Alexandria as using the spelling "Jaou" [i.e. Iaou]
(in Stromata Book V. in Migne's P.G. col 60).

Clement of Alexandria is a canonized Roman Catholic saint,
yet they don't quote him as writing "Iaoue" in Stromata Book V. Chapter
6:34.

The Catholic Church appears to base its belief that God's name is
"Yahweh" 
on the Samaritan name "Jabe" alone. 

To be redundant, the Catholic Church ignored the writings of Clement of
Alexandria,
who is a canonized Roman Catholic saint,
when they teach that God's name is "Yahweh".

Dave Donnelly 


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