From: Jeffrey Gibson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 07 1997 - 19:04:13 EDT
On Thu, 7 Aug 1997 LegoMan07@aol.com wrote:
> While researching in BAGD under "Eimi," there was a reference to PMich 155,3
> (2nd century) hO QEOS hO IAW KURIOS PANTOKRATOR. I think that IAW was a
> Greek transliteration of YHWH in the Koine period as "Jehovah" is an English
> I do not have a reference to PMich. 155 and was hoping that someone could
> give me a reference to where I could find a commentary on this citation.
Since Jonathan has given you good info on PMich.155, there's no need to do
more on that score. But please know that Jehovah is *not* the English
transliteration of the tetragrammaton (which by the way is YHWH). Rather
it is a guess, and a relatively late, not to mention a *very bad* one, of
how the divine name would have been pronounced, which illegitimately mixes
the vowels of ADONAI (Lord) with the four consonants of the
Or perhaps you have misunderstood what "transliteration" means?
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