[b-hebrew] yhwh pronunciation
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Sat Jul 23 10:48:32 EDT 2005
In addition to the well known attestation of YHWH, in Mesha, late ninth century, the name is fully written out in several pre-exilic inscriptions: in Kuntillat Ajrud, c. end ninth- early eighth century ; in the Arad ostraca, e.g no. 18, late eighth century; in the Lakhish letters, e.g. no. 2, during the the war mentioned in Jer. 34: 7, that is c.586 BCE. There are other pre-exilic examples.
"B. M. Rocine" <brocine at twcny.rr.com> wrote:
The Mesha stele, in line 18, has the Tetragrammaton (all four letters).
Did Rolf respond to your request below? I didn't see a response.
Peter Kirk wrote:
> Now this is interesting. Do you have evidence for the Tetragrammaton
> form, YHWH including a final he, from earlier than the Elephantine
> letters, so pre-exilic? What evidence? And does it actuall predate the
> first recorded use of matres lectionis?
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