Name of God – Elohim

Question

Hebrew for Elohim

אֱלֹהִים

אֱ־לֹהִים

Is there any difference between the 2 words?
What does the hyphen do?

If a written document contains either version,
can the document be discarded without burial?

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Answers

  1. They are both the same Name. The hyphen splits up the Name and allows it to be disposed of respectfully (wrapped in a plastic bag and then placed in the garbage) rather than having to be put in a Genizah.

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