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    Except in modern Jewish tradition.

    In the original languages of the people of the book, as a phrase its common in Afroasiatic languages like Egyptian and bilingually western semitic Alkkadian.

    Adonai has the same meaning as Baal, el, al, iah, wah, lah, or allah.

    In semitic languages

    Elohaynu or elohim is el (power, lord or authority) masculine 1st person possessive as differentiated from el feminine plural  elat or elim.

    Iah

    Iah
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    "Iah"[1]
    in hieroglyphs

    Iah ( Egyptian: Jˁḥ, transliterated as Yah, Jah, Jah(w), Joh or Aah [2]) is a god of the moon in ancient Egyptian religion. His name simply means moon. By the New Kingdom he was less prominent as a moon deity than the other gods with lunar connections, Thoth and Khonsu. As a result of the functional connection between them he could be identified with either of those deities.

    yah or iah is a western semitic moon god, associated with rites of celebration and fertility rituals for which the Egyptian hieroglyph is a pair of raised arms "|_|"
    Since the moon serves as the time keeper of the semitic year one way to think of it is equivalent of our "Happy New Year".
    Iah was also assimilated with Osiris, god of the dead, perhaps because, in its monthly cycle, the moon appears to renew itself. Iah also seems to have assumed the lunar aspect of Thoth, god of knowledge, writing and calculation; the segments of the moon were used as fractional symbols in writing.[5]

    One queen was called Iah.

    Yahwah shares the same semitic root and appears to derive from the same sense of worship, awe or praise,
    but also is associated more with the powers of the air as Baal or Yam.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:26:15 AM PDT

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