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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 07:18 PM

1. Little nitpick:

 

The Tetragrammaton doesn't stand for "Yahweh." It stands for the unspeakable name of the Abrahamic god. He closest any scholarly interpretation has come to an actual pronunciation is for a verb meaning "he is." At no point in the Jewish religion did the Tetragrammaton stand for a proper name.

"Yahweh" came about when some morons took the four letters, YHWH and applied the placeholder vowels which indicated which word (meaning "Lord") was to be spoken when read aloud, and got Yahweh (or Jehovah).

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