[b-hebrew] theophoric prefixes (YH~YHW)
peter at qaya.org
Sun Aug 6 19:22:25 EDT 2006
On 07/08/2006 00:08, K Randolph wrote:
> 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
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