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Ditto to Oliver's "Wrong again...as usual" But, please, zzazzeefrazzee, don't let that stop you...

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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Apr 16, 2008 at 18:15

...from dazzling us with your non sequiturs.

Not only has YHVH never been translated, it cannot be translated BECAUSE

A) It is NOT a word, phrase, or understandable concept.

B) It is NOT an acronym of anything else.

C) It is NOT in any way related to any other word, such as "Lord.," and

D) It is NOT a clue as to how to pronounce the unpronouncible name of God.

Basically, it is still just that, and even though the Greeks have a word for it, Tetragrammon, it should never be identified with anything else.

Anyone who wants to say, "Yahweh," would be wise to keep his or her mouth shut rather than reveal one's ignorance of the Jewish religion.

"Yahweh" is a nonsense word. When Jews say, "Yud Heh Vov Heh," they are merely identifying the names of the letters, and nothing more.

The ONLY PERSON who knew how to speak the unpronouncible name of God was also the only person who had the authority to speak it, and then, to speak it ONLY on the Day of Atonement.

If your answer was the LEVITE HIGH PRIEST OF ISRAEL, give yourselves ten points.
If your answer was anything but the HIGH PRIEST OF ISRAEL, you don't get any points, but thanks again for playing.

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