eloi or alah.

Henry Churchyard churchyh at ccwf.cc.utexas.edu
Sun Jun 20 09:13:15 EDT 1999


If you want to get parallels with Arabic "Allah", then look at Hebrew
'Eloah ('aleph,h.at.eph-s at ghol,lamedh,h.olem,pathah.-g at nubha,he-mappiq)
which corresponds to Arabic 'Ilaahu by regular sound correspondence
rules.  Arabic "Allah" actually seems to be a kind of contraction of
'Al-'Ilaahu ("the god").  The Old Testament Aramaic cognate to Hebrew
'Eloah and Arabic 'Ilaahu is 'Elah ('aleph,h.at.eph-s at ghol,lamedh,qames.,
he-mappiq), showing the Aramaic absence of the Canaanite long a to o
change which is seen in Hebrew 'Eloah.

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         --Henry Churchyard     churchyh at ccwf.cc.utexas.edu



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