Younger Wrote:
Jan 02, 2013 4:10 PM
So, Jeremiah was wrong when he said, "Hear what YHWH says to you, O house of Israel?" (Jer. 10:1) I do not know just how he pronouced God's name, for written Hebrew did not use vowels. The context indicates that Jeremiah was not deep in prayer and communion with God, but was speaking openly to the people of Jerusalem. There were many other instances in which Jeremiah and other prophets spoke God's name. I rather doubt that they said the Hebrew equivalent to "My Lord," which came to be the practice of Jews who did not want to take God's name in an empty way; when the system of vowel points was devised (circa A.D. 750), the vowel points for the word that means "my Lord" were placed with the consonants of God's name, so that the reader...