[b-hebrew] Biblical Names Ending in -YH
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 13:31:19 EST 2012
On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 5:53 AM, <jimstinehart at aol.com> wrote:
> Biblical Names Ending in -YH
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> Prior to II Samuel, not a single individual character in the Bible has a
> name that ends with -YH. By stark contrast, beginning with I Kings there
> are dozens and dozens of Hebrew and Jewish west Semitic names ending in -YH
> that honor YHWH. What happened in II Samuel to cause that sea change?
First of all, names ending in -YH and -YHW are alternate spellings for the
same name. So you have to include MYKYHW Judges 17:1, 4 and CRWYH 1 Samuel
26:6. Two place names are also recorded, MRYH Genesis 22:2 and BZYWTYH
Joshua 15:28, the former recognizing YHWH.
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> In my opinion, the Bible accords King David the great honor of being the
> first person to give one or more of his sons west Semitic names ending in
> -YH that honor YHWH. II Samuel 3: 4.
Nope, see above. Further in 2 Samuel we find one of King Saul’s concubines
was the daughter of )YH 3:7, )WRYH one of David’s contemporaries (many
times in 2 Samuel), BNYHW son of YHWYD( another of David’s contemporaries
(mentioned a few times) as well as %RYH the scribe 8:17.
Go to 1 Chronicles, the first ten chapters are deadly to read—all they are
are genealogies. So we find before David )YH 1:40, (ZRYH 2:8, CRWYH 2:16.
> … We see dozens of names in I and II Kings that are west Semitic names
> ending in -YH that honor YHWH, and there are dozens more such names in
> later books of the Bible.
Dozens? Mostly the same people mentioned many times.
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> But sad to say, the majority view of university scholars denies that
> feel-good analysis entirely. Most university scholars say that the
> un-named father of King David’s obscure scribe $RYH [II Samuel 8: 17] gets
> the great Biblical honor of being the first person to give his son a west
> Semitic name ending in -YH that honors YHWH. Can that be right?
No, see above.
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> Who’s right about this: university scholars or me?
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> Jim Stinehart
> Evanston, Illinois
> Karl W. Randolph.
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