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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. אֱלֹהִים֮ 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 ...


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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 ...


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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 &...


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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.


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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. See https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%94%D7%99%D7%9D


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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 ...


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