[b-hebrew] Addition of Heh to names

George Athas George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Fri Apr 15 00:10:55 EDT 2011

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From: "Zack ." <atdgz at hotmail.com<mailto:atdgz at hotmail.com>>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:46:15 +0000
To: B-Hebrew <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org<mailto:b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>>
Subject: [b-hebrew] Addition of Heh to names

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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