Re: Question on spelling

From: clayton stirling bartholomew (
Date: Sun Jun 11 2000 - 21:32:51 EDT

on 06/11/00 3:53 PM, Anthony Mele wrote:

> I recently purchased a copy of The Interlinear Greek-English New Testament,
> Jay P. Green, Sr. General Editor and Translator, Sovereign Grace
> Publishers, Revised Third Edition, 1996.
> I noticed that the Greek spelling of David is Dabid rather than Da (y/u)
> id. I am new to learning Biblical Greek can anyone help me with an
> explanation.


The name David is one of the nomina sacra and appeared in some ancient
manuscripts as a contraction DAD and in others as DAUEID, DAUID, DABID, and
so on. The spelling DABID is found in the TR. Jay P. Green, Sr. follows the
TR in his interlinear.

The whole confusion of B/U probably has to do with the soft and hard
pronunciations of the Hebrew letter Beth.

Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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