[b-hebrew] YHWH Derivation - a dead end

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu May 5 01:53:37 EDT 2005

On Thursday 05 May 2005 00:09, Yigal Levin wrote:
> The one answer that I don't think anyone has brought up is the Bible's own:
> ")ehyeh a$er )ehyeh" - "I am that I am" (Ex. 3:14) seems to understand the
> name YHWH as derived from the root HYH. But in any case, this whole thread
> seems to be leading to a dead end. Do we know the etymology of most other
> ANE dieties? Hadad/Adad? Chemosh? Anat? Ashur (yes, that's also a toponym,
> but which came first?)? Marduk? Qws? I could go on and on....

And a related question: does it really matter?

Dave Washburn
Reality is what refuses to go away when
you stop believing in it.

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