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JordanW
Apr 19th 2009, 08:30 PM
I was reading Matthew 2:17 today and it says in the KJV:
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jermie the prophet saying,

Other versions of the KJV says Jeremiah, or Jeremy, which is correct?

markedward
Apr 19th 2009, 08:38 PM
You misspelled "misspelling".

Anyway.

I'd say both of them are legitimate translations of the name, but I personally prefer "Jeremiah" because it's a little closer in form; it preserves the "-iah" suffix (from "Yah", a shortened form of God's name YHWH), whereas "Jeremy" doesn't.

Oma
Apr 19th 2009, 10:23 PM
They are both correct - I think it has to do because the Hebrew/ Greek translating.

Kahtar
Apr 20th 2009, 12:10 AM
Correct spelling:
ירמיהוּ
Or in English transliteration, Yirmeyahu
Pronunication - yir-meh-yaw'-hoo

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