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?

12 months

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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