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MDavid: 'Sabazius' Meaning

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.mythology,alt.religion,talk.religion.misc,alt.archaeology
From: Joe Jefferson 
Subject: Re: MDavid: 'Sabazius' Meaning
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 14:07:36 -0800

Jason wrote:
> "Richard Eney"  wrote in message
> > Eventually, perhaps, but Sabaoth -- more correctly, Tzabaoth -- means "of
> hosts" -- Adonai Tzabaoth is the Hebrew term which came through in the King
> James Bible as "Lord of Hosts".  (And we all know what Word is really
> written in the Torah where we read "Adonai", right?)
> No, sir, I'm not conversant, what is Adonai ?

Whenever the Hebrew Bible is read aloud the divine name "YHVH" is
pronounced "Adonai", in order to avoid speaking the actual name of God
and risking a violation of the 3rd commandment. In actuality, it would
be impossible today to deliberately pronounce the divine name, because
vowels were not written down in ancient times and nobody today has any
idea what they were. "Jehovah" was created by adding the vowels from
"Adonai" to "YHVH". (And somewhere in the process of transliterating
from Hebrew to Latin to English the initial "Y" became a "J".)


Joe of Castle Jefferson
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