The following is what I came across when having the same question a while back. The subject isn't settled for me yet, but had to move on.
Lamed has a 'top dot', called a cholam/holam chaser/haser when over letters other than vav. If over a vav, it is called a cholam malei. The top-dot represents a vav.
The hey has a 'bottom dot', which is called ...
Most of the angel mythos isn't Christian or even Judaic in origin. The word comes from the Greek angelos, which itself could be considered as a translation of the Hebrew word mal’akh, meaning ’messenger’, etymology suggesting a being responsible for carrying messages between the human world and some other realm or realms of existence.
Sumerian drawings ...
Best bets for anything on the angelic race will be the Catholic Encyclopedia (online or in print) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (paragraphs 325 and following).
A lot of "angel stuff" you find in the popular press is probably more new-agey dross than it is factual or informative. The truth is, there just isn't a whole lot more known about angels &...
The spelling in the Bible is always אֱלֹהִים, never אֱלוֹהִים. The /o/ sound comes from the diacritic on the letter ל; vowels aren't always indicated by letters. In Modern Hebrew, the trend is for vowels to be systematically indicated by letters when possible, so the ordinary spelling is אֱלוֹהִים.
In traditional vocalization, the א is elided when a prefixed clitic is added. Thus, “to God” is לֵאלֹהִים (lelohím) rather than לֶאֱלֹהִים (le'elohím).
Observant Jews, outside of prayer, may prefer to write and say אֱלוֹקִים (elokím), so as not to abuse the name of God.
Are the Nephilim the demi-gods of the bible?
Impossible to say, but I doubt it.
Let us start by seeing who the Nephilim of the Scripture may truly be:
The Nephilim (Hebrew: נְפִילִים) were the offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters of men" before the Deluge, according to Genesis 6:1-4.
A similar or identical biblical Hebrew term, read ...