[b-hebrew] Addition of Heh to names

Zack . atdgz at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 14 14:46:15 EDT 2011

The Bibles tells us that with the move to monotheism the names of Avram and Sarai were changed to Avraham and Sarah.

I wonder whether other than the biblical explanation and story, were the heh-less names of Avram and Sarai typical in the region at large and has the addition of hehs to names been a convention seen elsewhere or having a significance other than that of the biblical context? Would it have a known semantic evolution, characteristic or significance of no religious conotation or explanation?


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