[b-hebrew] END OF THREAD: Re: PS Re: Fwd: Re: YHWH

Read, James C K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Thu Jul 28 09:37:03 EDT 2005

I agree with Peter's sentiments here. Apart from the little caffuffle 
they had about something in no way related to the name 'yhwh', this is 
currently the most interesting thread and I have many evidences here 
which have not been presented to me before.
Just when I started to think it was getting exhausted, the cherokee 
thing came in and started a new view point to explore.
Please don't end the thread!
Just stop people from going off topic or at least educate them to put 
a different name on the discussion which reflects what is really about
e.g. polytheism v's monotheism in the torah
and insist that they desist from agressive postings which attack the 
others personally.
IMO there could also be much benefit from such a discussion if it is 
conducted properly but the least people can do is keep the discussion 
in an appropriately named thread so that list members with limited 
time can be selective about which threads to keep up with.

Just my 2p's worth.

-----Original Message-----
From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org on behalf of Peter Kirk
Sent: Thu 7/28/2005 1:41 PM
To: George Athas
Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] END OF THREAD: Re:  PS  Re:  Fwd: Re:  YHWH
On 27/07/2005 09:09, George Athas wrote:

>Dear Members,
>This thread has clearly gone beyond the bounds of decorum, and therefore has no place on this forum. I urge everyone involved in this thread to desist from any further comment on this matter . At B-Hebrew we welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs and discussions on the list must not include attack of anyone's personal faith. If members persist with such attacks, the chair staff will be forced to take action against them.
>I urge your co-operation in this matter.
A couple of point here.

Firstly, this message actually arrived at the list Thu, 28 Jul 2005 
02:18:44 -0400, i.e. nearly 24 hours after it was apparently sent (as 
dated above, UK time). During those 24 hours a large number of messages 
were sent on this thread and others. And when it did arrive, it 
disappeared (at least on my screen) above those which had been sent 
after it but received before it, and so I read it only when I discovered 
an anomalous hidden unread message. So, George, please don't blame 
anyone for not following instructions which they had not received.

Secondly, while I quite agree that some of the sub-threads concerning 
YHWH and its pronunciation have "gone beyond the bounds of decorum", 
other parts have continued in a proper or scholarly manner. I assume 
that your note was intended to refer only to the sub-thread of the 
disagreement between Shoshanna and Jim, to which others have 
contributed. If you intend to put a halt to all discussion of the 
pronunciation of YHWH, you need to make this more clear.

Peter Kirk
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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