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

Larry Baden llbaden at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 8 09:40:44 EDT 2006


I have read (the source escapes me at present) that the "hu" suffix was used
only in the Northern Kingdom, and not the south. Can anyone address whether
that may be true? Was it a dialect issue?

Larry Baden
St. Louis, MO 63119



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


The name Elihu is a good example of how the "-yahu" appeared.

At several occasions God expressed himself as ")aniy hu)" - "I Himself"
(f.ex. Deu. 32:39).
The Hebrews integrated this expression into their names, and then names like
")eliyhu)" appeared - "my God [is] He" (1. Sam. 1:1).
Later, the last letter (the mute aleph) fell off, so it changed into
")eliyhu" (1. Chr. 26:7).

At the same time there were also names like ")eliyyah" - "my God [is] Yah"
(2. Kings 1:3).
"Yah" and "hu)" were then linked to obtain new names like ")eliyyahu" - "my
God [is] Yah Himself" (1. Kings 17:1), [that is: ")eliy-yah-hu)"].

Alexander Oldernes
Norway


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexander Oldernes" <alexander at oldernes.no>
To: "Joel Stucki" <joel at stucki.ws>
Cc: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] theophoric prefixes (YH~YHW)


> If you are interested in the subject, I would strongly recommend you to
> get
> professor Gertoux's book:
> "The Name of God Y.eH.oW.aH Which Is Pronounced As It Is Written
> I_Eh_Ou_Ah:
> Its Story"
>
> You can get it on Amazon, just search for "Gertoux". Mr. Gertoux is a
> specialist on the Tetragrammaton.
> The book is available in English, French, Danish and Italian.
>
> Alexander Oldernes
> Norway
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joel Stucki" <joel at stucki.ws>
> To: "Alexander Oldernes" <alexander at oldernes.no>
> Cc: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 3:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] theophoric prefixes (YH~YHW)
>
>
>> On 8/5/06, Alexander Oldernes <alexander at oldernes.no> wrote:
>>>
>>> "Yahu" is "Yah" + "hu"
>>> Eliyah means "my God is Yah", while Eliyahu means "my God is Yah
>>> himself".
>>>
>>> YH may be the first and the last letter of YHWH - then it would prove an
>>> 'a'
>>> in the last syllable.
>>> That make sense because when the three first letters are used in
>>> theophoric
>>> names, they are written "Yeho".
>>>
>>>
>>> Alexander Oldernes
>>> Norway
>>>
>> This is an interesting assertion. I have never heard this position
>> before. Is this your original idea Alexander or do others hold it as
>> well? Can you point me to any papers or books that explore this idea?
>>
>> Joel Stucki
>>
>>
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