[b-hebrew] theophoric prefixes (YH~YHW)
joel at stucki.ws
Tue Aug 8 23:52:58 EDT 2006
On 8/8/06, Larry Baden <llbaden at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 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
The name Isaiah kind of throws this off. He was a southerner with no
apparent ties to the northern kingdom and his name appears alternately
as Yeshayahu and Yeshayah. Hezekiah's name does the same. Seems like
one might be a more formal name but that's just a guess.
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