"Satisfactory" is not what I was looking for, this was a sincere attempt to acquire some legitimate information.Talmid wrote:JohnOneOne -Within your favorite translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, the "Old Testament," how have they chosen render and thus to show respect to YHWH, God's self designated, eternal Name?
This is a loaded question for which there is no satisfactory answer as you are well aware. Your intention is to denigrate the integrity of my Bible, even though the matter has no bearing on our previos discussion of the inaccuracy of "Jehovah." In logic and formal debate, this is called a red-herring--namely, it seeks to thwart attention away from the discussion at hand much like a smelly red herring was used in the late 1800's to thwart the attention of dogs tracking a scent on a trail.
Unfortunately for you, I will not fall into your trap.
For your information though, my favorite text of the Old Testament is Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, 4th ed., which leaves the Tetragrammaton in its original Hebrew characters.
As for your "favorite text of the Old Testament," I am envious of you, as I wish I could read the Hebrew for myself. And yet, if you, on the other hand, do not use a "translation" of that text, then I guess this would better explain why you cannot answer my question; for, as you well know, the Hebrew for YHWH would already appear within the "Biblia Hebraica" some 7,000 times - as you said, "in its original Hebrew characters."
Interesting your mention of the "Biblia Hebraica," for it was the 7th, 8th & 9th editions of this work [BHK] that the Hebrew Scriptures ("Old Testament") portion of the New World Translation was prepared, including the 1977 edition in its use for the NWT 1984 Revision.
Just to finish, as regarding your statement that I have intentions "to denigrate the integrity of [your] Bible," you know as well as I do, if they have not given that Name its due honour, they have already done any of this 'denigrating' all by themselves, with no help from me.