[b-hebrew] Linguistic, historical, cultural origins of yahweh

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 13:59:06 EST 2008


Dear Guy:

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 10:24 AM, Guy Zed <atdgz at hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> I am new here, and managed to find some previous incomplete threads on this
> age-old issue.
>
> I do wonder, though, if there is any consensus on the issue of the
> linguistic, historical, cultural origins of yahweh.
>
>
> Gad
>

You have asked an unanswerable question. Different people have different
answers depending on their ideologies, and there is not enough evidence from
all sources to answer which is the correct answer.

There is no consensus on the linguistic, historical and cultural origins of
YHWH, otherwise known as the Tetragrammaton because of its four letters.
There isn´t even a consensus on how it should be pronounced.

Karl W. Randolph.


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