The discussion on the eternal sonship of Christ does not address this topic, but it is related (at least slightly) in that a view of the Hebrew must be considered. It is not THIS threads desire to pursue a word study on that topic. Rather, I was wondering, who on the board would view the original language of the Scriptures as derived from Arabic and who would state that Arabic derived from Hebrew? It is important, because, when discussions of the basic form of the word we use in English for God (Elohim), there comes a time when one recognizes that the word "god" does not do justice and is so very weak even often the English misses an important nuance in the name(s) of God in the Scriptures. To give a tease to some on the BB, if one is to assume Arabic is the root language of Hebrew, then the discussion of the term used for god in that language (alah) cannot be disassociated from that of the Hebrew (Elohim) for the root of BOTH would be the same (alaha). The discussion on this thread is to merely state your opinion to the question of which language derived from which. Barnes holds that the Hebrew derived from Arabic. Do you agree? If you disagree, why?