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Allah IS the NAME of the god of Islam - PERIOD

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: Elohim is not another god

Submitted by Oliver (United States), Feb 23, 2008 at 19:56

You conveniently overlook the very close association of Elohim, ilah, and Allah.

Not true, my friend, I have always maintained that el / eloh(im) / ilah & Allah are certainly related in that they all are (or in the case of Allah – contain) the generic word for god. Allah, however, also has ‘attached' the definite article causing it to no longer be a generic reference to any god but a specific reference to the one and only god of Islam – it is, in fact, the NAME of the god of Islam.

Is Elohim not an attribute of the Divine in Scripture?

NOT ALWAYS, eloh(im) is NOT a word reserved exclusively for use as a reference to the ALMIGHTY – as a matter of fact in Exo 23:13 elohim is used to refer to the NAMES of OTHER GODS that are not to be found on the lips of the Jews. ELOHIM IS GENERIC – PERIOD. ALLAH IS NOT GENERIC - PERIOD.

Next, What about the Aramaic and later Syriac languages as an expression of scripture?

I really don't give a snit about Aramaic or Syriac except that translations from the original Hebrew or Greek into ANY language must be made in an accurate and honest manner – matching generic terms with generic terms, for example.

As far as the government of Indonesia is concerned, I've been rather intrigued by this, as I was not aware that Indonesia was home to a large population of Arabic Christians. I do believe that they are responding largely to missionary activity, and the government has now backed off. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

EXACTLY – I mentioned Malaysia because they were upset about the use of the NAME of the god of Islam in the Arabic translations of the Tanakh (OT) and the Gospel (NT). That the use of the NAME Allah in these translations is an overt attempt to DECIEVE Muslims into converting to Christianity by implying that Allah is the god of Christianity – which it is decidedly NOT. I am discussing the use of generic words for generic words in translations – Allah is obviously NOT considered a generic word to the Malayan Muslims – Allah is the NAME of the god of Islam - PERIOD.

Shall you ask an Arab Christian (Other than Dhimmi-no-more) to re-write their bibles?

YES – YES – A THOUSAND TIMES YES. RE: Exo 23:13.

The only reason you don't accept the nature of this linguistically, is due to your chosen beliefs of Jesus as a The Godhead.

NO – that is not the ONLY reason:

Exo 20: 3 You shall have no other gods before me.

Exo 20: 7 You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

Exo 23: 13 Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.

It is not I who says the Jews (and Christians) should not use the NAMES of other gods in reference to the ALMIGHTY ... it is the ALMIGHTY Himself. Allah IS the NAME of another god.

Interestingly enough, Jews aren't complicated by that particular matter, are they?

Please refer these ‘un-complicated' Jews to Exo 23:13.

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