Tetragrammaton

Introduction

The focus of MHB is not on how to pronounce the name of YHVH but it is still interesting and note worthy and so that is why this page exists.
The contents of this page consist of 1) a quote from Nehemia Gordon, 2) some verbiage from Wikipedia and 3) some selected images of from AleppoCodex.org


Ezekiel 28:22

The Tetragrammaton in Ezekiel 28:22 in the Aleppo Codex. In this instance the name is juxtaposed to "Adonai" and traditionally read as "Elohim" to avoid reading "Adonai" twice in a row. Rather than inserting the vowels of Elohim, the scribe inserted the true vowels "Yehovah"! Nehemia Gordon's Facebook



Tetragrammaton - Leningrad Codex

Source - Wikipedia Leningrad Codex entry.

Chapter & Verse Hebrew Spelling Close transcription Ref.
Genesis 2:4
יְהוָה
Yǝhwāh
[37]
This is the first occurrence of the tetragrammaton in the Hebrew Bible and shows the most common set of vowels used in the Masoretic text. It is the same as the form used in Genesis 3:14 below, but with the dot over the holam/waw left out, because it is a little redundant.
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Genesis 3:14
יְהֹוָה
Yǝhōwāh
[38]
This is a set of vowels used rarely in the Masoretic text, and are essentially the vowels from Adonai (with the hataf patah reverting to its natural state as a shewa).
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Judges 16:28
יֱהֹוִה
Yĕhōwih
[39]
When the tetragrammaton is preceded by Adonai, it receives the vowels from the name Elohim instead. The hataf segol does not revert to a shewa because doing so could lead to confusion with the vowels in Adonai.
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Genesis 15:2
יֱהוִה
Yĕhwih
[40]
Just as above, this uses the vowels from Elohim, but like the second version, the dot over the holam/waw is omitted as redundant.
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1 Kings 2:26
יְהֹוִה
Yǝhōwih
[41]
Here, the dot over the holam/waw is present, but the hataf segol does get reverted to a shewa.
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Ezekiel 24:24
יְהוִה
Yǝhwih
[42]
Here, the dot over the holam/waw is omitted, and the hataf segol gets reverted to a shewa.

References

  1. ^ "Judges 16:28 in the Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex". Tanach.us. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Genesis 15:2 in the Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex". Tanach.us. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  3. ^ "1 Kings 2:26 in the Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex". Tanach.us. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Ezekiel 24:24 in the Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex". Tanach.us. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 

Aleppo Codex Images

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Ezekiel 2:8 to 3:21


Ezekiel 5:26 to 7:8


Ezekiel 28:13 to 29-10

The juxtaposition of Adonia with Elohim that Nehemia Gordon is talking about can be found at the bottom right of this Allepo codex image. It literally is the first two words at the far right bottom corner (Remember, Hebrew reads right to left).
I am not talking about the smaller fonts that are scriptural markup, but the actual scripture which consists of the three columns with the bigger font.