Quranic 'Allah' = Aramaic Tanach (Targum) 'alaah'?

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Quranic 'Allah' = Aramaic Tanach (Targum) 'alaah'?

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:24 pm

Is there any correlation between 'Allah' in Koran to Aramaic word 'alaah' in the end of Targum passage Ezra 5:1?
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Re: Quranic 'Allah' = Aramaic Tanach (Targum) 'alaah'?

Postby admin » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:41 pm

Guest wrote:Is there any correlation between 'Allah' in Koran to Aramaic word 'alaah' in the end of Targum passage Ezra 5:1?


It's unlikely, though Elah' (אֱלָהּ) is a Name of God (as mentioned in Ezra 5:1). It's important to remember that Islam is a recent religion that draws on Talmudic Judaism for inspiration (i.e., the Hadiths and Sharia law correspond to the bet din and halakhic reasoning). Ezra the Scribe lived nearly 1,000 years BEFORE Muhammad and his followers, and the Hebrew Names Elah', Eloah, etc., date back even to the time of the prophet Job. The Talmud (Tractate Bava Batra 15a-b) maintains that Job was written by Moses, though it may predate him and go back to an ancient tale known in ancient Sumer. That would imply that the Name Eloah (אֱלוֹהַּ) would go back literally thousands of years before the rise of Islam....

References to Eloah in the Book of Job: Job 3:4, 23; 4:9; 5:17; 6:4, 8f; 9:13; 10:2; 11:5ff; 12:6; 15:8; 16:20f; 19:6, 21, 26; 21:9, 19; 22:12, 26; 27:3, 8, 10; 29:2, 4; 31:2, 6; 33:12, 26; 35:10; 37:15, 22; 39:17; 40:2;
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