[b-hebrew] Aramaic - Abba

Read, James C K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Fri Jul 22 19:46:59 EDT 2005

Are you saying that Yah has more than 1 name? Do you know the 
original pronunciation? I notice that you write 'G-d' instead of 
'God'. Is this out of fear of taking his name in vain? I'm 
only asking because recently someone in another forum brought 
such a practice to my attention and it brought to mind the 
original superstition which caused the pronunciation of 
such a beautiful name to be lost in the first place.
Do you believe Yah intended for his name to be lost? If so, do 
you think he intends to make it known once more in the future or 
would we be better just forgetting the matter all together?

I am very interested to hear your feelings on this matter because 
it may help me to understand why the hebrews would stop using the 
most common word in their writings.

-----Original Message-----
From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org on behalf of Shoshanna Walker
Sent: Sat 7/23/2005 12:02 AM
To: Peter Kirk; b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Aramaic - Abba
You are clearly mistaken from a purely historical point of view.  You
should read Marvin Meyer's Ancient Christian Magic.  Further, it is no
attack on the faith to tell the truth.  That for some people prayer is
"magical" is utterly indisputable.  Utterly.

And it was so for the Kabbalists, although "magic" has a bad connotation

They teach that the world was CREATED by G-d's "speech", and that 
words and other utterances have great power to effect changes in the 
spiritual worlds, and that G-d's various names have more power and 
that is why we cannot pronounce them except in prayer, and that the 
NAME OF NAMES has even MORE power - and -


No matter HOW LONG you play the game

Shabbat Shalom

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