Thoughts On The Lemnos Stele

Anton Sherwood bronto at
Fri Mar 16 05:23:30 UTC 2001

"Ernest P. Moyer" wrote:

> Pat:
> I find your speculations of the origin of YHWH curious. Remember,
> this form is part of, and should be connected with, the full
> conjugation of an important Semitic verb.  That verb means "to be,"
> "to exist," "to form," "to mold," "to constitute," and so on.

> To suggest that it was expanded from a pagan Akkadian Ea/Ia
> neglects that important root verb. . . .

Unless the connexion with the verb is just one more in a fairly long list of
Biblical folk-etymologies.

Anton Sherwood  --  br0nt0 at  --

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