[b-hebrew] ASKING AGAIN Re: YHWH
TedBro at aol.com
TedBro at aol.com
Wed Dec 26 08:59:37 EST 2007
Shoshanna and Isaac:
The point I made is not that YHWH is a verb, but that the name appears to be
derived from the verbal root HYH. Does anyone on this list disagree with a
verbal derivation? (The Hebrew lexicon is generally recognized to contain both
denominative verbs, nouns with a verbal root, and deverbal nouns, a noun
that has been derived from a verbal root.)
In Ex 3:14, G-D explains and elaborates on His name to Moses saying: 'EHYEH
ASHER 'EHYEH, which is usually translated I AM THAT I AM. 'EHYEH is the
first person imperfect form of the verb HYH. An alternate translation might
therefore be" I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE, although the imperfect form does not
always indicate future time. This seems to be as clear as the evidence is going
to get that YHWH is somehow connected with HYH.
The exact form YHWH never appears as a verb.
In a message dated 12/26/2007 3:11:42 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
if at math.bu.edu writes:
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.
> When/where is it used as a verb?
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