[b-hebrew] yhwh pronunciation
VadimCherny at mail.ru
Sat Jul 23 14:34:19 EDT 2005
I doubt that he stood for holam. Rather, in the suffix hu - au - o, he is
the only consonant to write.
> A mater he is common on the stele, most often used for kholam (as a
> 3.m.s. pronominal suffix). The final he also seems to stand for qamets
> in at least three occasions, one an interesting (proper?) noun qorehah
> (Jericho?). I.e. the word has qaph-resh-he-he. The double he is
> Peter Kirk wrote:
> > On 23/07/2005 12:25, B. M. Rocine wrote:
> >> Hi Peter,
> >> 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.
> > Thank you, Bryan. No, I haven't had another reply to this. But does the
> > Mesha stele use other final he matres lectionis? If so, this is no
> > indication that the final he was not a mater lectionis. If not, it is in
> > fact quite powerful evidence against the standard understanding of YHWH
> > as derived from the root HWH, as in forms of such "lamed-he" verbs the
> > final he is always a mater lectionis.
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