[b-hebrew] Theophoric Name: Y:HOWYFQIYM

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Tue Jan 3 15:02:54 EST 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David P Donnelly" <davedonnelly1 at juno.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 9:54 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] Theophoric Name: Y:HOWYFQIYM

> The Encyclopedia Britannica of 1910-1911 states:
> The name Jhvh enters into the composition of many names of persons in the
> Old Testament,
> either as the initial element, in the form Jeho- or Jo- (as in Jehoram,
> Joram),
> or as the final element in the form -jahu or -jah (as in Adonijahu,
> Adonijah).
> These various forms are perfectly regular if the divine name was Yahweh,
> and, taken altogether, they cannot be explained on any other hypothesis.
> [i.e. transliterated as Jehoiakim in my NIVIHEOT]
> is a Theophoric name found at I Chronicles 3:15
> Has this Compound Hebrew name been created by adding the prefix YFH.
> (via a holem waw)
> and in the process the "qamets" in YFH.
> has become the simple shewa in Y:HOWYFQIYM
> Dave Donnelly

Dear Dave,

The answer is yes. Just like in Yehonatan (Jonathan), Yehoram (Joram), 
Yehoahaz and a dozen other names.


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