|Subject:||Re: Rachel and other -el names|
|Author:||Andy (guest, 22.214.171.124)|
|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?
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