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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) ICQ #: 18656696 AOL screen-name: NikTailor