[b-hebrew] biblical history and chronology
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sat Oct 4 17:28:13 EDT 2008
YHWH (often translated "LORD") is the name of the God of Israel. Jer 23:6
refers to a future king of Israel and Judah, descended from David (what was
later called "Messiah"), who will be called "YHWH-our-righteousness". This
is a compound name of a type very common in Hebrew and in other Semitic
languages, in which the name of the deity is added to a verb or adjective.
It is unusual only in that in most such "Yahwistic" names, the Tetragramaton
is usually abbreviated to Yah, Yo, Yeho and the like. In this case, I think
that Jeremiah intended it as a jibe at the reigning king, whose name was
Zedekiah ("Righteous-Yah") and who was anything but.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Belot" <dbelot at bigpond.net.au>
To: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] biblical history and chronology
> OK , is the letters YHWH , as in Jer 23:6 the name of the Messiah .
> doug Belot
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> From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
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