Theophoric names for angels

George Athas gathas at mail.usyd.edu.au
Sun Dec 19 16:27:27 EST 1999


Ian Hutchesson wrote:

> Does anyone have any idea why all the angels seem to have Elohistic
> theophoric names?

Perhaps it stems back to the El traditions which see El as the president of the gods who
has various other lesser gods doing his bidding or doing their own thing with El's
sanction? Cf. Psalm 82.

Best regards,
George Athas
 Dept of Semitic Studies,
 University of Sydney
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