The Arabic Word For God

aramaic word for god

Allah in Arabic refers to “the god,” similar to its Hebrew equivalent ELAH/Elah and pronounced the same way in Aramaic (with one letter instead of two).

2 Corinthians 3:16-18 contains four references to maryah which could possibly refer to Jesus, given its usage with an article (‘the’) before it indicates it could mean either God or Jesus.

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Elahh () in Hebrew means the Lord Almighty and is one of 99 Names for God in the Bible that serve to describe his power and majesty; furthermore, its meaning implies there is no other god comparable to Him.

Many people use this word to show their devotion and love for the Lord. It is used by Christians, Muslims, and Jews alike. Although not directly deriving from Allah in Arabic, its pronunciation resembles other Semitic names for God such as Elohim and Ehlah due to having close letter proximity between each word and similar pronunciations.

The Arabic word Allah is composed of two parts – al (the) and ilah (deity, masculine form). This term is related to Hebrew and Aramaic words ilah, which translates as “god.” Although these names appear similar, each holds distinct meaning: Allah typically refers to Muslim god while ilah may refer to any god.

Quennel Gale attempted to discredit ilah/Allah by misrepresenting its pronunciation. He claimed it is pronounced as “yaw-lah” in Aramaic and has two Hs, when in reality there is only one H pronounced in Arabic. Furthermore, this claim failed due to Aramaic using articles at the beginning of words while Arabic adds them at the end – something Gale ignored.

Erwin also mixed the sounds of Arabic letters with those of the Hebrew alphabet, conflating Arabic letter sounds with those of its twenty-one letter alphabet; however, as one letter bears a diacritic mark (dagesh forte in both Arabic and Aramaic), making it sound like long vowel sounding letters l and l are used interchangeably, giving rise to confusion regarding pronunciation; additionally, word ilah in Hebrew pronunciation differs significantly from Allah due to being short vowel sound in contrast with Allah being long consonant sound; therefore his conclusions cannot be validly relied upon.


Allah, or Lord in Arabic, is the supreme deity who created all living things on Earth and all living beings within it. Muslims believe Allah to be their only true deity who provides protection and forgives their transgressions while rewarding good acts while punishing bad actions.

Allah comes from the Arabic verb allaha, meaning to “worship.” Muslims use this word to refer to their one and only God; Muslims also refer to an ancient black box called Ka’bah as being part of this name for pilgrimage purposes.

There are various interpretations of what Allah stands for. Some see it as the name of an Arabian tribe god; for others it refers to an entity created by Muhammad or even something completely new that no longer fits with Judaism and Christianity altogether.

Some scholars have proposed that Allah is composed of al ilah, which translates as “the God.” Its etymology remains unclear; many classical Arab grammarians believe it has its origins in al-hil root while others suggest spontaneous formation.

Notably, Allah is used by both Christians and Jews in the Arabian Peninsula as well as Muslim Arabs – as well as being worshipped by Abraham and his sons – and Muslim Arabs alike. Additionally, its name can also be translated into Hebrew as either El or Elohim.

Allah, an Arabic term meaning “the God,” was first pronounced by Muhammad himself and has since been translated into various languages including English. While commonly used by Muslims, some may interpret Allah as being something new created by Muhammad himself and disregard its usage in Scripture to refer to only one God.


The Hebrew term ahb ahav can be translated as love, yet its depth goes far beyond what we consider as romantic love today. Ahab is also the root for two additional roots that provide insight into its deeper Hebraic interpretation: hb hav and yhb yahav which offer more comprehensive interpretations. These two components help shape an in-depth Hebraic view of ahb ahav.

The Bible contains numerous examples of chesed, the Jewish concept of love and kindness. Chesed can be translated as grace, mercy or kindness; Psalms in particular are rich with examples of it as are Proverbs; it can even be found throughout Torah and Tanakh texts such as Proverbs! Chesed is at the foundation of Jewish holiness.

Another Hebraic concept known as an “adon,” or “lord,” refers to someone with power over another or, according to Scripture, those under them; one of the key tenets of Hebraic thought; both God and people appear under this title in Scripture.

Aramaic and Arabic are both Semitic languages, sharing many similarities. Their words for God – ilah/alaha in each case – often lead to people mistaking one for the other without realizing this is incorrect.

Elohim is the Hebrew word for God and it appears frequently throughout the Old Testament; in contrast to that, Jesus spoke Aramaic which is very close to Arabic and it would have been unlikely for him to use this terminology when discussing God.

People born under the Hebrew name Yahav tend to be highly sensitive and emotionally attached to those they care about, often becoming sentimental when listening to sad stories. Their passions provide them with love and comfort – this makes them great friends or partners, while their protective nature means they will go great lengths to protect those they care about from harm.


The Hebrew term mashmalim () can be translated to mean “perfect.” It describes God’s abundant provision, kindness, and divine mercy – qualities Jesus was said to enumerate when speaking Aramaic with his Jewish audience during Gospel sermons.

Allah is an Arabic term for God used by both Muslims, Arab Christians, and certain Mizrahi Jews. It comes from al-ilah (“the deity”) and may also refer to Elohim (“the gods”).

Scholars generally accept that Islam was initially a monotheistic faith that evolved from henotheism – the belief in an ultimate deity alongside lesser divinities – while other scholars contend it emerged from pagan Arabian beliefs; such as Noah’s descendants being venerated as saints then later transformed into gods through subsequent generations.

Allah, which can be written as ‘Allah”, has its own special glyph in Unicode’s Miscellaneous Symbols range at codepoint U+FDF2. This unique character features a small diacritic alif atop of an uppercase shaddah to emulate traditional Arabic typesetting and can be found on Iran’s Coat of arms inscribed with this character.

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