[b-hebrew] YHWH with an inseparable preposition

David P Donnelly davedonnelly1 at juno.com
Wed Jun 7 13:15:35 EDT 2006


Four examples of YHWH with an inseparable preposition are listed below. 
In each example the yod has lost it's shewa.
In each example the inseparable preposition has a patah not a hireq under
it.
Did the Masoretes place a patah under the inseparable preposition to
indicate that before the inseparable preposition was added, YHWH was to
be pronounced as "Adonay"?

At Genesis 15:6  B.AYHWFH
The Beth has a Dagesh Lene
The Beth has a patah under it

At Isaiah 26:4 ?BAYHWFH 
The Beth has no Dagesh Lene
The Beth has a patah under it

At Jeremiah 3:23  B.AYHOWFH
The Beth has a Dagesh Lene
The Beth has a patah under it

At Jeremiah 4:4  LAYHOWFH
The Lamedh has a patah under it

Dave Donnelly


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