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I was wondering why, after the true pronunciation of the Shem Havaya was lost, was it decided that the name be pronounced like the Shem Adnut - and not like any other one of Hashem's names? Why was the Shem Adnut chosen?

  • Heavily overlaps with judaism.stackexchange.com/q/97936 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/71413, and seems to be an exact duplicate of judaism.stackexchange.com/q/65378 – DonielF Mar 19 at 21:35
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    The question here is why the shem Adnut is used rather than some other pronounciation. The answers there do not answer this particular question. @DonielF – sabbahillel Mar 20 at 0:23
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    @sabba Would not the source for pronouncing י-ה-ו-ה as א-ד-נ-י suffice as answering why we pronounce it that way? The answer is, it was chosen because Hashem said we should in Shemos 3:15 as interpreted in Pesachim 50b and elsewhere. – DonielF Mar 20 at 2:18

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