[b-hebrew] El = God?
andronicusmy at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 13:18:41 EDT 2011
The expression El-Elohe-Israel seems to suggest it at the patriarchal period
but after Exodus Moise preferred to avoid a name who could lead to
fellowship with pagans.
2011/8/9 George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>
> Karl is correct, that the word אל is a common noun for 'deity'. However, it
> is often used practically as a Proper Name for the president or father of
> the gods in the Canaanite pantheon. This is confirmed in Ugaritic, for
> example. However, in Hebrew, it is very rarely used that way, if ever (it's
> occasionally debated, though).
> GEORGE ATHAS
> Director of Postgraduate Studies,
> Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
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