[b-hebrew] Questions about YHWH

Vadim Cherny VadimCherny at mail.ru
Sun Jul 17 08:03:44 EDT 2005


No, the oldest attested spelling is "iao". Feldman cites Diodorus. The
letters, therefore, are matres lectionis, not consonants.

Vadim Cherny


>
> It has been generally accepted (and I think rightly so) that the original
> spelling of YHWH has been YaHWe. Later the punctuation of  ADoNaY has been
> added. (Misspelling of this led to the reading YeHoWaH) as in similar
cases
> of Qere Perpetuum.
>
> Now my questions:
>
> 1) Why is a Shewa below the Yod of YHWH? If it is to be read as ADoNaY
there
> should be a Hatef-patah below the Yod but no Shewa.
>
> 2) Why is the Holem often lacking, for example in Codex Aleppo (and also
in
> BHS, following this manuscript) in Gen 15:1?
>
> I know that questions about YHWH have often been discussed on this list.
But
> I am not aware that my two questions have been answered.
>
> Thanks for helps !
>
> Martin Arhelger, Germany
>
>
>
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