Have you ever wondered about the name and pronunciation of the true living God? Why do we hear different names referring to the same God?
It is because God’s name has been mostly forgotten, and we are left with four Hebrew consonant letters and what seems to be no certain pronunciation.
There are several attempts using different vowel combinations to come up with “the name” but can we know which is correct?
I found seven different spellings in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.
The first six are different vowel arrangements around the four consonant letters.
In Hebrew there are actually no vowels. With the revival of modern Hebrew, they developed vowel markers to make the pronunciation of words as they believed they should sound. That is what the little dots and dashes represent.
Based on usage (5,658 times), it would seem that YaHVaH would most likely be correct…
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Benin Togo Nigeria and Ghana area
The Volta–Niger family of languages, also known as West Benue–Congo or East Kwa, is one of the branches of the Niger–Congo language family, with perhaps 50 million speakers. Among these are the most important languages of southern Nigeria, Benin, Togo, and southeast Ghana: Yoruba, Igbo, Bini, Fon, and Ewe.
|West Africa, from Eastern Ghana to central Nigeria|
Some important branches of the Volta–Niger and Benue–Congo families are concentrated in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Benin.
These languages have variously been placed within the Kwa or Benue–Congo families, but Williamson & Blench (2000) separate them from both. The boundaries between the various branches of Volta–Niger are rather vague, suggesting diversification of a dialect continuum rather than a clear split of families, which suggest a close origin
The constituent groups of the Volta–Niger family, along with the most important languages in terms of number of speakers, are as follows (with number of languages for each branch in parentheses):
The Yoruboid languages and Akoko were once linked as the Defoid branch, but more recently they, Edoid, and Igboid have been suggested to be primary branches of an as-yet unnamed group, often abbreviated yeai. Similarly, Oko, Nupoid, and Idomoid are often grouped together under the acronym noi. Ukaan is an Atlantic–Congo language, but it is unclear if it belongs to the Volta–Niger family; Blench suspects it is closer to Benue–Congo.
To be continued
Historically some of the original Jews residing in Spain were sent to Sao Tome. Here is the ancestry DNA of one of these descendants
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