[b-hebrew] dating of matres lectionis

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Tue Jul 26 10:35:51 EDT 2005

But Hebrew is NOT only like that.

It probably IS related to that verb, because of the meaning.

For instance, Kabbalah teaches that the word Or (written with an 
ayin) is related to the word Or (written with an aleph) - that just 
like the skin of a person or animal holds that entity together, so 
the Light (of G-d) holds the world together.  Words are related also 
because of their meanings.  You think it is accidental that the Shem 
HaMeforash has letters in it which are similar to the letters of the 
word meaning "to be"?

If the final he of YHWH is a pronounced consonant, the Name is highly
unlikely to be related to the verb HYH/HWH in which the final he is
always a mater lectionis, the real third root consonant being yod or vav.

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