[b-hebrew] ASKING AGAIN Re: YHWH

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Wed Dec 26 14:50:15 EST 2007


Of course I know that it is a name and not a verb or a noun, but someone on
this list declared that it was used as a verb, I wanted him to cite where he
thought it was used as a verb.

Shoshanna


> 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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