[b-hebrew] [Can theophopric names with Yeho prefixes be derived from Yehovah or maybe from Yehowah or maybe from "Yahweh"?

James Christian jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 1 14:16:27 EDT 2010

Hi Yitzhak,

I suppose nobody really bothered explaining because it is in itself self
explanatory. We have shortened forms Yeho and Yahu which are bisyllabic and
account for the first three consonants of Yhwh only. We are left with one
unexplained consonant and the only logical way of completing the name is to
supply some vowel proceeding the final consonant such that it is
pronounceable. Now, did this really have to made explicit or was your
question for rhetorical effect only?

James Christian

On 1 July 2010 20:34, <davedonnelly1 at juno.com> wrote:

> Hi Yitzhak,
> In the very last sentence of  your reply to:
> [b-hebrew] The best translation (was Re: b-hebrew] Can YHWH at Genesis
> 3:14 [ in Codex L. ] be "correctly"read as"Yehowah"? [ RE-TITLED
> You  wrote:
> >>>
> P.S. I hoped to understand why people on this list think that
> Hebrew theophoric names furnish evidence for a trisyllabic
> pronunciation but I guess in light of the way the threads
> turned, I'll have to wait for another time to find this out.
> >>>
> Yitzhak.
> Given that Gesenius
> [who thought that the name Yahweh might have been the actual
> pronunciation of God's name]
> is said to have written the words below, why not try now.
> >>>
> Also those who consider that Yehowah was the actual pronunciation
> are not without ground on which to defend their opinion;
> in this way can the abbreviated syllables Yeh and Yo,
> with which many proper names begin,
> be more satisfactorily explained.
> >>>
> Dave Donnelly
> P.S.
> Are you also willing to try to determine if theophoric names starting
> with Yeho prefixes could be derived from Yahweh?
> Both William Smith's 1863 "A Dictionary of the Bible"
> and
> "The Jewiah Encyclopedia of 1905", claim that it can be done!!!!!
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