[b-hebrew] Tetragrammaton

David P Donnelly davedonnelly1 at juno.com
Tue Aug 22 15:17:08 EDT 2006


Edward Andrews wrote:

>>>
I am tracking the pronunciation "Jehovah." In all of this, what was
started by Drusius and spread by Capella as a historical fact and is
still very much apart of the scholarly community today?
>>>

Dave writes,

The editors of the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon write:
The pronunciation Jehovah was unknown until 1520 when it was introduced
by Galatinus; but it was contested by Le Mercier, J. Drusius, and L.
Capellus, as against grammatical and historical propriety. 
On page 311 of the article "JEHOVAH (YAHWEH)" in the Encyclopedia
Britannica of 1911, the editors write:
The form Jehovah was used in the 16th century by many authors, both
Catholic and Protestant, and in the 17th was zealously defended by
Fuller, Gataker [1574-1654], Leusden and others, against the criticisms
of such scholars as Drusius, Cappellus and the elder Buxtorf. 
I would recommend that you take a look at the Wikipedia Article:Yahweh,
which covers both the pronunciation "Jehovah" and the pronunciation
"Yahweh" in considerable detail:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahweh  

Check out Section # 2 and section # 2.1 which go into considerable detail
about the scholarly criticism of the name "Jehovah", which  started as
early as the first half of the 17th century.   

Sections # 5 through sections # 10 discuss Gesenius's scholarly
reconstruction YaH:WeH, which he proposed  in the early 19th century,
after scholars had rejected the legitimacy of the vowel points of 
"(Y)Jehovah"
   

Dave Donnelly

------Original Message------
From: "Edward Andrews" <edandrews at adelphia.net>
Sent: Tue Aug 22 10:18:18 EDT 2006 
Subject: [b-hebrew] Tetragrammaton

To All:
 
 
I have chosen not to engage the scholars of this website, but have chosen
to follow the arguments, discussions and helpful sources. 
However, at this time, I would like to pose a question that concerns the
history of the Tetragrammaton. 
I have studied some things through and wish to list some persons and
publications without providing the findings, to see what will come about
naturally. 
I am tracking the pronunciation "Jehovah." In all of this, what was
started by Drusius and spread by Capella as a historical fact and is
still very much apart of the scholarly community today?
 
 
Peter Galatin [Petrus Galatinus; Pietro Colonna Galatino]
 
Paulus Fagius [Paul Buechelin] (1504-1549)
 
Johann Reuchlin [Capito]
 
Drusius (Van Der Driesche; Johann Clemens] (155-1616)
 
Ludovicus Capellus (Louis Cappel] (1585-1658)
 
Cappel' Critica Sacra (1634)
 
Botcher 1866
 
The Oxford Gesenius (1892-100)
 
Buhl (1899)
 
James Hastings (1899)
 
Joseph B. Rotherham (1902) The Emphasized Bible
 
Brown-Driver-Briggs (1906)
 
The Jewish Encyclopedia (1907)
 
 
Edward Andrews
 


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