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

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Mon Oct 17 19:50:56 EDT 2005

On 18/10/2005 00:44, Karl Randolph wrote:

>When was the waw first used as a mater lectionis?
>I have seen materes lectionis used as early as on a proto-
>Sinaitic inscription, and waw is used several times in the 
>Siloam inscription as a mater lectionis, so where is YHWH 
>attested to before waw is attested to as a mater lectionis?
 From memory, on the Mesha stela or Moabite Stone. I think I remember 
that in this inscription he is used as a (word final) mater lectionis, 
but vav is not. But maybe someone else can confirm this or correct me.

Peter Kirk
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