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The Addition of the letter 'he' in Yonatan's name

I've been trying to understand the significance to to addition of the letter 'he' in the name of Yonatan in 1 Shmuel 19:1 making it Yehonatan. Is there any connection here with the name change Avram ...
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Why is Uzzah's name spelled differently

In 2 Shmuel chapter 6 Uzzah's name is spelled alternatively with an ending aleph (v. 3,6) or heh (v 7,8). What is the explanation for this change? Note that in the recounting in 1 Divrei HaYamim 13 ...
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Shofar without a vav

In Shemot/Exodus 19:16 the word ‘shofar’ is written without a vav (שפר). I would like to know if there are any explanations/commentaries as to why it is missing.
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Halachic spelling of last names

What sources are there for learning how to spell last names in Hebrew? Especially, or halachic documents like kesubos, gittin, etc.
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"Vaishakehu" Extra Points over entire word? or some letters?

Shalom! The famous Passuk on which Esav and Jaacov ran, hug, kiss and cry. The Word VAISHAKEHU has points-dots over every leter. Siftei Chakhamim seems to have VAISHAKEHU וישקהו with 5 nekudot, ...
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כְּהַיּוֹם vs. כַּיּוֹם

Why does the word sometimes appear as כַּיּוֹם and sometimes as כְּהַיּוֹם? As a general grammatical rule, a heh with a patach gets subsumed into the preceding kaf, so why are these cases different? ...
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Does the meaning change among variants of Deut. 23:2?

As noted elsewhere on the site, there is a spelling variation in the fourth word of the following verse: לֹֽא־יָבֹ֧א פְצֽוּעַ־דַּכָּ֛א*(ברוב ספרי אשכנז דַּכָּ֛ה) וּכְר֥וּת שׇׁפְכָ֖ה בִּקְהַ֥ל ...
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Why is there a switch from Sin to Samech?

related Relationship between Samekh and Sin (referencing the Schottenstein edition of Masechet Ketubot -- I haven't checked other printings) In the mishna on 46b, the text reads נשאת יתר עליו הבעל -- ...