Gen 12:8 Beth'el
Yigal-Levin at utc.edu
Wed Aug 21 14:25:41 EDT 2002
At 01:55 PM 8/21/2002 -0400, Shoshanna Walker wrote:
>There is no problem at all.
>There is only one G-d, Creator of everything - if anyone thought they were
>worshipping someone else at Beth El, it is still G-d who is the G-d of
>everything everywhere, including Beth El
>El is one more name of G-d, also one which we may not pronounce in vain,
>destroy something it is written on, etc.
Without intending to get into a theological debate with Shoshanna, her last
sentance made me wonder: DOES the Bible use "El" as a proper name for YHWH
as it certainly does use "Elohim", or does it only use it as a generic
"god"? Any thoughts?
Dr. Yigal Levin
Dept. of Philosophy and Religion
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga TN 37403-2598
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