[b-hebrew] consonant vowel order of )EHYEH & YAHWEH

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Mon Oct 17 07:34:45 EDT 2005

On 12/10/2005 22:10, Karl Randolph wrote:

>I will add to this, how do we know that the waw in the 
>name is not a matere lectionis? Why is it always read 
>as a consonant?
One reason, if I remember correctly, is that the consonantal form YHWH 
is found in texts dating from before vav was ever used as a mater lectionis.

Peter Kirk
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