Re: YHWH/Allah (Was: Re: Non-constructed religions)
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 10, 1998, 5:03|
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.
"It has occured to me more than once that holy boredom is good and
sufficient reason for the invention of free will." - "Lord Leto II"
(Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert)
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