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Subject: Re: Rachel and other -el names
Author: Menke   (Authenticated as menke)
Date: September 11, 2004 at 4:02:05 AM
Reply to: Re: Rachel and other -el names by Andy
The Hebrew word el is related to the Phoenician god Baal , which means 'lord' or 'god' and as the Phoenician people originally are from the region now known as Libanon and surroundings, the Bible also tells about Baal. I don;t know where the story is to found, but i remember a story about people believing in Baal in the northern part of Galizea (but it is all unclear now with new borders what region is meant)

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