[b-hebrew] Theophoric Name: Y:HOWYFQIYM

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Tue Jan 3 15:23:46 EST 2006

On 03/01/2006 20:02, Yigal Levin wrote:

> ...
>>[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.
In that case, where did the long O sound come from? This would not be 
inserted for purely phonetic reasons. It is surely derived from the W in 
YHWH, perhaps via an intermediate form in which the W was consonantal 
e.g. Yahweyaqim.

Peter Kirk
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peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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