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

David P Donnelly davedonnelly1 at juno.com
Mon Aug 7 05:35:56 EDT 2006

In a previous post written on Sun Aug 6 16:13:21 EDT 2006 I had said:
The link above takes you to the Wikipedia Article:Yahweh.
Section 10 of this article is titled: “Yahweh and Theophoric names”.
Three excerpts from scholarly sources are found in this section that
C-L-A-I-M that the prefixes Yeho or Yo and the suffixes Yah or Yahu can
readily be explained if the original pronunciation was “YaHWeH”. 

Of course it is possible that these three scholarly sources could be
mistaken in what they claim.

It should be noted that Wikipedia has a “Verifiability, not truth” policy
At the link above is found the Wikipedia Article:Verifiability
The text below is from section # 2 titled: Verifiability, not truth
One of the keys to writing good encyclopedia articles is to understand
that they must refer only to facts, assertions, theories, ideas, claims,
opinions, and arguments that have already been published by reputable
The goal of Wikipedia is to become a complete and reliable encyclopedia.
Editors should cite reliable sources so that their edits may be verified
by readers and other editors.
"Verifiability" in this context does not mean that editors are expected
to verify whether, for example, the contents of a New York Times article
are true. In fact, editors are strongly discouraged from conducting this
kind of research, because original research may not be published in
Articles should contain only material that has been published by reliable
sources, regardless of whether individual editors view that material as
true or false.
The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is thus verifiability, not
Wikipedia requires that edits be verifiable. However Wikipedia cannot,
nor does it attempt to, verify that each edit is true.
The three statements quoted in the Wikipedia Article:Yahweh, that said
that  theophoric prefixes or suffixes can be derived from "YaHWeH", had
been published in reputable sources, and thus met Wikipedia's
"Verifiability, not truth"  policy.
Whether or not the three statements quoted were accurate, is a separate
Dave Donnelly
-----Original Message-----
From:K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com 
Sent:Sun Aug 6 19:08:05 EDT 2006 
Subject: [b-Hebrew] theophoric prefixes (YH~YHW)
What I have against wikipedia is that they go with the academic majority
du jour and deride and attack minority positions on controversial
subjects. Those are not the actions of a scholarly and/or accurate
reportage, rather a demonstration of biased partisanship, an action which
automatically makes wikipedia entries on controversial subjects suspect,
even when they might be right. 

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