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Filed at 4:09 am under by dcobranchi

The New York Times has a thoughtful Op/Ed on the difference between “God” and “Allah.” (Hint- there isn’t any.) The piece is really aimed at journalists, but there are some interesting nuggets for us all. For instance…

Christian Arabs use “Allah” for God, as do Arabic-speaking Jews. In Aramaic, the language of Jesus, God is “Allaha,” just a syllable away from Allah.

Worth a click.

(BTW, the title is a transliteration of the Arabic “God is great” or “God is greater than anything.” )

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