[b-hebrew] ASKING AGAIN Re: YHWH

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Wed Dec 26 03:11:27 EST 2007


Shoshanna,



YHWH is not a verb and not a noun, it is a personal name. The entire 
"morphological" argument hinges on the, in my opinion undecidable, question 
as to whether Y and H are radicals or personal pronouns.



Isaac Fried, Boston University

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
To: <TedBro at aol.com>; <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] ASKING AGAIN Re: YHWH


>I realize that my posts re G-d's authorship of the Torah, get ignored
> here, but this is a real question that I am asking:  Can - at least -
> the person who claimed that YHWH is used as a verb - answer me,
> please!  I sincerely have no recollection of that.
>
> Shoshanna
>
>
> When/where is it used as a verb?
>
> Shoshanna
>
>
>
> Ted,
>
>    It's not different syntax, it's different morphology and I realize
> that.  But I'm not sure that we know that the verbal aspect is
> emphasized.  Hebrew doesn't seem to have a standard copula like Greek
> and when YHWH is used as a verb it often is just a helping verb.
>
>    John C. Wilking
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