Theophoric names for women?

George Athas gathas at
Sun Dec 19 16:32:01 EST 1999

> There are also sveral women who have "el" in their name for elohim: such
> as David's wife Michael.
> Todd Young
> Fort Worth, TX


David's wife's name is not 'Michael' - it is "Michal". It might be a hypocoristicon of
"Michael", but we're not sure.

Best regards,
George Athas
 Dept of Semitic Studies,
 University of Sydney
Tel Dan Inscription Website
< gathas@ >

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