Aleph Lamech

yahua'sef gs02wmr at panther.Gsu.EDU
Thu Jun 10 10:23:29 EDT 1999

Shalom Alaikhem!

It has been revealed to me from various sources that Aleph Lamech(EL) as
found in GENESIS(Bereshit) and EXODUS is, according to Babylonian and
Chaldee mythology, a popular pagan idol in the early history of the
people. This oagan idol is supposed to be associated with incest, lust,
immorality and treachery.

Is EL a purely original Hebrew word and if it is indeed from Babylonian
paganism and etymology, why did Judaism adopt it into the Tanakh?


Wondell M. Rachman

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