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Re: Babel in Lyanjen

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 1, 2001, 5:04
Muke Tever wrote:
> [The Hebrew form of 'Jehovah' _is_ in the original of this text...]
YHWH, probably vocalized as Yahweh.
> I mean, in English that name isn't in common use for some reason
Because in the Jewish tradition, the Divine Name is not used. The translators chose to honor that tradition, and used LORD or GOD, just like the Jews would replace the Divine Name with _adonai_ or _elohim_ (Lord and God respectively). The Name was considered too sacred to speak. -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


Muke Tever <alrivera@...>