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Subject: Re: Rachel and other -el names
Author: Andy   (guest, 217.229.216.102)
Date: September 10, 2004 at 2:34:54 PM
Reply to: Rachel and other -el names by Rae
It's the Aleph. Rachel doesn't have one, and the Hebrew word for God is El (Aleph-Lamed). Aleph represents a soft guttural sound to open a vowel. When the Greeks adapted the Phoenician alphabet, they took the Aleph for a vowel: A.
Now Yael has a similar sound, but a different character: Ayin. So no God in that name either.

Does this help?

Andy ;—)

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