[b-hebrew] YHWH - yahu

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Sun Jul 24 18:17:10 EDT 2005

No, actually that was extremely common.   And the name that was attached to
common peoples' names varied from versions of Yahweh and Baal depending on
which god was in favor at any given time.

Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vadim Cherny" <VadimCherny at mail.ru>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2005 3:07 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] YHWH - yahu

> Isn't it a bit odd for common people to casually add a divine designator
to their names? Extra-sacred Tetragrammaton, forbidden to pronounce - yet
added to common names and more or less clearly pronounced. Indeed, there is
little, if any, difference between Iao and Ia[h]u.

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