How Do You Say God in Aramaic?

how do you say god in aramaic

Alaha or Eloah in Aramaic refers to God. Many Eastern Christians today pronounce it using two “l’s”, as in Hebrew; however, original Aramaic wrote this word with just one letter “l”.

Jewish tradition holds that God is too holy to be spoken aloud, leading to an erosion in proper pronunciation over two millennia.

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Elohim is the Hebrew term for God and refers to His strength, power, and omnipotence; however it can also refer to false gods. Elohim shares its root with Allah used in Arabic language for god so this similarity should come as no surprise.

The Hebrew word elohim is often misunderstood as plural because its ending in “-im” resembles English words like “rats” and “horses,” however this is incorrect – this suffix typically appears with masculine nouns, while in this instance elohim was not originally intended to be taken as plural; the plural form was created by adding an adverb or preposition after creation of its plural form.

This was done to emphasize that there is only one God, which is central to Jewish thought. While this idea does appear in scripture, modern Christian theologians often dispute the claim that elohim are multiple.

In addition to Elohim, the Hebrew Bible uses other names for God. Phoenicians used an almost-identical term that could be translated as “God Most High.” This name appears frequently throughout Psalms and elsewhere as a way of extolling God’s majesty and excellence.

Another Hebrew term for God is ayin, which translates as eye. This word conveys the idea that He sees everything that occurs and also highlights His commitment to justice as an essential aspect of Himself.

The word ayin, like its Samaritan equivalent Shema, can also refer to human rulers, judges, and angels. As it conveys God’s power over any situation it’s used by religious Jews when speaking casually but is replaced by HaShem in liturgical settings – similar to Samaritans who use Shema in prayer services.


Alaha is an Aramaic word used for God, similar to Elohim in Hebrew. Additionally, Muslims often refer to Allah when talking about God.

This is the name of the one God who created everything and rules over all. He is immortal and omnipotent, knowing all about everything that happens; He knows and sees everything happening around Him; no other could match His power – He alone rules over heaven, earth and all their inhabitants.

TS: Many misunderstand the word “Allah.” Contrary to popular belief, this term does not derive from Arabic for oak; rather, it combines two terms – Al (the) and Ha (god). Aramaic does not possess an additional sound at the end of words that contain vowels like other Semitic languages do, like Arabic does; this added sound was introduced by translation from Hebrew into Greek by way of Septuagint; possibly representing either dialectal features among Greek speakers or those using Aramaic speakers themselves compared with Aramaic speakers of original origin.

Some scholars have proposed that Hebrew “elohim” serves as the basis for Arabic “Allah,” while others disagreed, noting Arabic’s close linguistic ties with Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic – for instance in Daniel, El is translated to Arabic as The Living God – suggesting this theory might hold water.

Alaha is sometimes used by Christians in Syriac and Aramaic-speaking communities; however, Muslim word Allah remains more popular, particularly among Arab Christians. Some have noted that Arabic Allah and Aramaic Alaha share closer linguistic ties than logical ones to Hebrew Elohim; hence this debate becomes further complicated as Christians attempt to determine whether Allah can indeed be considered Christian God or not.


Eloi (pronounced alah, elu or Elah) is the Aramaic term for God and can also be pronounced alah, elu or Elah. This word can be translated to mean “god,” “lord” or “gods.” Eloi is widely used among religions to refer to an all-knowing and transcendent deity such as found in both Old Testament Hebrew as well as modern Hebrew texts – as well as many Aramaic-speaking communities worldwide.

Aramaic, which dates back millennia, was the main dialect of Jewish life during the first century. Jesus often spoke Aramaic even though he knew both Hebrew and Greek; often speaking with his disciples in Aramaic; likely reading and quoting from Aramaic sources such as Luke’s Gospel and Matthew’s. Luke quotes eli, eli, lama sabachthani but scholars agree it should actually read as “sabakhthani.”

The Aramaic word sabakhthani derives from the verb SHbq (shabaq), which can be translated as “leave, abandon or forsake.” When used in its perfect tense it includes an object pronoun of you have left or abandoned me; similarly similar is Hebrew zb (azab), found throughout various versions of Psalm 22:1.

Note that this is not an Aramaic translation of the Hebrew word as they use different alphabets and meanings; nonetheless, their pronunciations are extremely close.

Why Aramaic was selected is unclear; perhaps because it was the predominant language at that time or easier to pronounce; regardless, this translation provides valuable insights into Jewish faith.


Yahweh (YHWH), is one of the most revered and powerful names of God. This sacred title reveals Himself as one-and-only deity and appears over 1,000 times in the Hebrew Bible; many modern translations translate this as LORD or GOD for emphasis; according to Semitic peoples this name represented their Lord being present everywhere including nature allowing them to call on him day or night for help from above.

Yahweh refers to a God who rules over all creation and who created our universe. This all-powerful and all-knowing being has an inexhaustible supply of love, mercy and justice; furthermore he remains faithful and compassionate toward his creatures, forgiving each and every one. Only Yahweh knows himself well enough to name himself; no other god can claim such authority.

Some Christians insist that Yahweh was God’s original name, citing Exodus 3:15 as proof. However, this claim is misleading since in reality his actual Hebrew name is YHWH (which stands for “he exists”) although most English translations use Latin word Jehovah instead to represent him due to Hebrew scribes considering it too sacred for writing and inserting vowels from another word (Adonai). This practice mirrors how many Arabic words were written prior to Arabs using alifs to spell vowels.

If you want to pray in Jesus’ own language while on Earth, Aramaic might be your answer – both as an avenue towards spiritual growth and as an invaluable language that would have understood by him himself! Learning Aramaic will not only deepen prayerful connection with Him but is also practical – learn it and pray like Jesus would have!

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