[b-hebrew] yhwh pronunciation

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Jul 20 01:41:18 EDT 2005


Perhaps. And remember the (MUTCH) later tradition, that Galileans could not pronounce their He's....
 One interesting thing. In the MT, the name Yah, either when written alone (e.g. Ex. 15:3) or as part of a word like "haleluyah", always has a mappiq in the He, showing that it is meant to be pronounced as a consonant. In personal names, like Hezekiyah, Gedaliyah etc., its always with no mappiq.

Yigal
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Uri Hurwitz 
  To: Yigal Levin ; b-hebrew 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:51 PM
  Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] yhwh pronunciation


      Some feel, with good reason,  that the Northern ...YW  suffix repreresents a diphtong and was pronounced ...auw, thus similar but not  quite the same as Yahu.

     Uri

  Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:
    "..., YW (Yoh, or maybe Yaw) in northern Israel,
    and YHW (Yahu) in the post-exilic period. ... 



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