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From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 11, 1998, 1:06
On Tue, 10 Nov 1998 00:03:10 -0500 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
>Eric Christopherson wrote: >> I don't think that pronunciation is that "definite;" we have no way >of >> knowing accurately what the vowels were. > >Fairly accurately. There's the form -yahu/-yau used in proper names >which (so I've read) is a regular "short form" (I think there was some >technical term) of yahweh, plus there were documents written by >non-Jews >in ancient times about the Jews (including a reference to their God's >name) in languages which mark vowels using those vowels.
There are four "short" forms of YHVH which are used in names, two for the beginning and two for the end. Beginning: yeho- >> yehoshu'a` (joshua) yo- >> yonatan (jonathan) Ending: -yahu >> yesha`yahu (isaiah) -yah >> tuvyah (tobias) -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]