[b-hebrew] Definite articles and proper names in B-Hebrew

Bryant J. Williams III bjwvmw at com-pair.net
Fri Oct 16 00:46:24 EDT 2009

Dear Karl,

I am more inclined to think that YHWH, elohim, etc. are both titles and names
with the context determining which is which; although, at times, there will be

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "K Randolph" <kwrandolph at gmail.com>
To: "Biblical Hebrew list" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Definite articles and proper names in B-Hebrew

> James:
> Is he correct in that?
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 9:18 AM, James Christian
> <jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com>wrote:
> > Interesting. So, in essence, he shows agreement with my suggestion that
> > Elohim is being used as a proper name?
> >
> > James Christian
> >
> > In England, when we talk about “her majesty the Queen” there is only one
> living representative that fits that title, making the name superfluous.
> Tanakh recognizes only one entity as having the title “God” again making the
> name superfluous except when talking about false gods. Does that change that
> title to a name?
> Karl W. Randolph.
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