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Re: ach y fi (was: CHAT Starbucks (was: Hymn to Ikea etc.))

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 2, 2004, 22:32
--- Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...> wrote:
> I'd always taken this to be "O yahweh"! > Mike > > I'm not sure of the derivation, whether from > Hebrew and/or German. > > > > > > Dan Sulani
Oh, heavens, no! Jews don't even pronounce that name when reading the Scriptures. It is far too sacred to be spoken. I've heard that before the destruction of the Temple, that name was pronounced only once per year , on the Day of Attonement, by the High Priest inside the Holy of Holies. No one else dared pronounce it. The idea of using it as a by-word. Never. I can't imagine a Jew even dreaming of such a blasphemy. Adam ===== Indjindrud edjuebu ul Ozias ad ul Jotam. Indjindrud edjuebu ul Jotam ad ul Acaz. Indjindrud edjuebu ul Acaz ad ul Ezecias. Indjindrud edjuebu ul Ezecias ad ul Manases. Indjindrud edjuebu ul Manases ad ul Amos. Indjindrud edjuebu ul Amos ad ul Josias. Machu 1:9-10


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>The sacred name (was: ach y fi etc)