[b-hebrew] yhwh pronunciation

Read, James C K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Wed Jul 20 18:48:58 EDT 2005


I read somewhere that while yhwh was unique to the el shadai that the 
term el was used for many gods both false and true. That while el merely 
describes a title of divinity the name yhwh indentifies that divinity as 
the one and only god of the hebrew. e.g. 'yhwh god of hosts'

El and Yhwh may have been merged as an hypocoristicon. The Qal  of hwh 
(later shifting to Hiph'il in folk etymology) taken from a TITLE phrase as a 
hypocoristicon of EL, ala Albright and Cross.  A title like "El causes 
something to come into being".

Jack 


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