[b-hebrew] theophoric prefixes (YH~YHW)

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Sun Aug 6 19:22:25 EDT 2006

On 07/08/2006 00:08, K Randolph wrote:
> Peter:
> You shouldn't take umbrage to what David said. You yourself admit that
> wikipedia is an uncertain source, and that's all David intimated. Or
> at least that's how I read his statement.
> Even if all the experts agreed (in this case, they don't, because this
> controversy exists), that does not mean they are correct.
Karl, Wikipedia is indeed an uncertain source, but that is not any kind 
of evidence that any particular statement made in it is incorrect. In 
fact probably more than 90%, maybe even more than 99%, are correct. It's 
not 100%. But it is still more probable that any one statement is true 
than that it is false.

Do experts really disagree on this one? Can you point me to any experts 
who deny "that the prefixes Yeho or Yo and the suffixes Yah or Yahu can 
readily be explained if the original pronunciation was “YaHWeH”"? I know 
there are experts who deny that this is the original pronunciation, but 
are there any who deny that this pronunciation can explain these four 
shortened forms? In other words, the statement is that X implies Y, and 
although some people deny X, does anyone deny that, if X were true, it 
would in fact imply Y? Of course the logic allows Y to be true without X 
being true.

Peter Kirk
E-mail:  peter at qaya.org
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