[b-hebrew] Gen22:13 YHWHYiReH

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Mon Aug 15 12:27:52 EDT 2005

So is everyone saying that this place name has never been considered 
as a single word?

All that aside is anyone aware of any attestations to the 
pronunciation of this place name?

Maybe you didn't see my post:   "After the Akeidah, Abraham called it Yireh"

We learn from a Midrash:

"The original name of the place was Shalem - the name given it by
Shem, son of Noah - whom the sages identify with Malchitzedek, king
of Jerusalem.  After the Akeidah, Abraham called it Yireh.  In
deference to both Shem and Abraham, G-d synthesized both names and
called it Yerushalayim"


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