[b-hebrew] Gesenius suggested that YAH:WEH might be a hiphil form

David P Donnelly davedonnelly1 at juno.com
Sat Jun 17 06:16:49 EDT 2006

It seems at least likely that Gesenius was the originator of the
scholarly reconstructed spelling YAH:WEH.
The editor of Smith's 1863 "A dictionary of the Bible" writes that
Gesenius suggested that YAH:WEH "might be the Hiph. fut. of the
substantive verb."

Dave Donnelly
Edward, could you (or others on the list) explain how you defend a  
hiphil parsing of the tetragrammaton? I'm curious to track this down  

Karyn Traphagen
Westminster Theological Seminary

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