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Good question. They were two different people, and, perhaps because of this, the Masoretes added a different set of vowels/pronunciation marks to each of the two in the original Hebrew. The actual Hebrew consonants between the two words are the same. I suppose it would be a little like Freddie vs. Freddy -- they're basically the same name, but represent two different people; or maybe Rebekah vs. Rebecca, etc.

Blessings,

~Polyglot~