Vulgate H's in Names
August 24, 2012 1:41 PM Subscribe
In the Latin Vulgate, what is the story of the extra H's in proper names?
posted by Paquda to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In numerous names as they appear in the Vulgate, there seems to be an 'h' prefaced to what, in the hebrew, is an Alef (glottal stop), e.g., 'Helkana' for 'Elkana'. This also happens in mid-word, e.g., 'Israhel' for 'Israel'. Why would this have been the case? Would you pronounce the 'H' when reading/discussing the text nowadays?