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The word "Allah" means "The God" or "God" with a capital "G", referring to "The One True God".
"AL" in Arabic means "The", example: Al-Qur'an = The Qur'an, and Al-Malik = The King...etc.
In most cases, the Arabic word "elah", or "ilah" when used alone means god or a god.
When used with art. "AL", Al-ilah, it becomes Allah, meaning "God", or "The God", referring to The One True God.
Even though "Allah" is the well known English spelling and pronunciation for the word, yet this is certainly not the
only correct spelling and pronunciation. In Arabic, one word could be pronounced
differently depending on its grammar and were it's positioned in a sentence, which also
affects the spelling of that same word.
For example, depending on the grammar, "Allah" is correctly pronounced as all of the following:
Aloah, Aalah, Aaloah, Aloahu, Aloahee, Elahee, Eloah, Aloahuma...etc.
In Arabic, "In God's safety" is "Fe Aman Ellah", Fe = In, Aman = safety,
and Ellah = God. Another example is "To God is the kingdom of heaven and earth",
which in Arabic is "Le-Lahee mulku al-sawamate wa al-ard", where Le = To and Lahee = God.
All mean "The God" or "God" with a capital "G", referring to "The One True God".
What is "God" in Aramaic?
The Aramaic version of the Gospels, which is said to be the language
Jesus Christ (Ppuh) spoke, the Aramaic Gospels use the root "hl0" (read from right to left)
in place of the English word "God" used in the English translation. The pronunciations of "hl0"
depending on its grammar and were its used are:
AaLaH, Alah, AaLaHaA, AaLaHeA, AaLaHeH...etc.
Jesus Christ (Ppuh) called his God, "AaLaH", just as The One True God is called in the Qur'an.
Aramaic sources are:
COMPREHENSIVE ARAMAIC LEXICON at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.
The Peshitta Org.
To see this on the peshitta.org website, click on the below
link and start a search for the English word "God".
You could also get to the above search page by going to the home page
at www.peshitta.org/, and click on Tools, then Lexicon.
So for example, in the following verses we read:
ST. LUKE 18, VERSE 19
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
In Aramaic, Jesus (Ppuh) originaly said:
"And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, AaLaH."
ST. JOHN 8, VERSE 40
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of AaLaH: this did not Abraham.
What is "God" in Hebrew?
In Hebrew "God" is "'eloahh", and its majesty plural is "'elohiym".
The Hebrew pronunciation guide for 'eloahh is: el-'oah, and for 'elohiym is: el-o-heem.
The Arabic pronunciation of "'eloahh" is "Aloah", or "Allah", example: The word "servant" in Hebrew is "'ebed",
in Arabic, servant is "Abed", or "Abd".
Moses (Ppuh) and the prophets of the Bible, called God, "el-'oah",
just as The One True God is called in the Qur'an.
Hebrew source: Blue Letter Bible Org.
The BLB (Blue Letter Bible) links the Hebrew word "'eloahh" directly to
the Arabic word "Allah", in its root and its meaning as "The True God", it
also shows the word "'eloahh" in the Arabic alphabets, which is "Allah", for
those of you who read Arabic. It also links "'eloahh" to the Aramaic word "AaLaH",
and shows the word "'eloahh" in the Aramaic alphabets, which is "AaLaH", and as you
can see in the below images, it looks almost the same as in the Arabic alphabets.
The above BLB reference to the well-known Arabic phrase is "La ilaha ila-Allah",
which means "there is no god but Allah".
To see this on the BLB website, search for Hebrew Strong's 0433, or it's Majesty plural 0430. Read under "Hebrew Lexicon". You might need to click on "more" to see all copy.
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