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Bibil Identifier bibil:226762
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Euphemism for the Ineffable Name of God and Its Early Evidence in Chronicles
Author Hong, Koog P.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 37, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 473-484 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract When the Tetragrammaton began to be read as Adonai is the subject of significant debate. While κύριoς in the Old Greek may be important evidence for this euphemism, many continue to doubt whether κύριoς is original to the Old Greek. In this article, the unique value of the double title ‭הוהי‬ ‭ינדא‬ is established in tracing the euphemism in question, and the replacement of ‭הוהי‬ ‭ינדא‬ of 2 Samuel with ‭םיהלא‬ ‭הוהי‬ in Chronicles is presented as early evidence of the euphemism. Thus the reading Adonai for the Tetragrammaton appears to have begun considerably earlier than is commonly thought.
DOI 10.1177/0309089213483979
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : YHWH
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Adonai
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Elohim
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Chronicles
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