Bey Does NOT Come From Ba’al (Sneak Peek)

As I sit here looking at my Browns, Driver, and Briggs Hebrew Lexicon; I’ve decided that I must tell Moors that Bey does NOT come from Ba’al.

Why Do Moors Think Bey Comes From “Ba’al”?

As I reflect, I realize many of the titles Moors carry are Aramaic (אֲרָמִית), Canaanite (כנענית), Moabite (מואבית), Hebrew (עִברִית), etc.

NOTE: Aramit = Aramaic language | Kananit = Canaanite language | Moabit = Moabite language | Ivrit = Hebrew language

But due to Moors failing to study the language(s) of their ancestors, whimsical meanings and breakdowns have been able to flourish online, in lieu of addressing the etymology.

This has led to Moors now saying “Bey comes from Bey’El.” After further research, I’ve come across an exceptionally well written article by Brother Messiah’el Bey, entitled The Meaning and Origins of the Surnames Bey and El”

In this article, which was published on August 12, 2016; Brother Messia’el Bey plainly and unequivocally states: “Bey originated from the term Baal.”

Yet, Brother Bey  never presented the Aramaic, Canaanite, Hebrew, nor Moabite etymology on these words, Ba’al and Bey to support his statement. Respectfully, had he done that, he would’ve surely known that Bey does not come from Ba’al.

Afterall, these are the Moorish surnames/titles of the people we as Moors claim to be descendants of. If anyone should be able to thoroughly break down the meaning and origins of the surnames Bey and El, it should be Moors.

What’s strange is, throughout the years, I’d started to hear Moors repeat Brother Messiah’el Bey’s sentiment on the meaning and origins of the surnames Bey and El.

I just didn’t know that Brother Messiah’el Bey’s very well—written article had been making the rounds since 2016. Even still, Bey does not come from Ba’al.

STOP Saying “Bey’ EL”

The correct transliterations are “Ba’al” (pronounced “bah-ahl”), and “Bel” (pronounced like “bell”). There is NO “y” sound at all. The spelling in Canaanite and Moabite (from right to left) is “beyt-ayin-lamed” (בַּעַל)

The only time it has the much older pronunciation “bell” is when the tsere niqqud symbol is under the beyt (b sound) which makes gives it the “beh” sound before the the lamed (L sound) is pronounced, sounding like “bell” when pronounced together.

There is no such thing as, and never was such a thing as a “Bey-El”. Bey-El is a manipulation on the transliteration “Bael”, in order to conveniently fit the context of Messiah’el Bey’s article on the meaning of the surnames Bey and El.

“Bael” is still pronounced like “Bel”, which is “BELL”. Messiah’el Bey’s breakdown has unfortunately pushed Moors to propagate that Ba’al (Baal) is a mixture of Bey and El. That assumption, which is based in conjecture, is incorrect.

The correct way to pronounce this “Bey-EL” that Moors have adopted is actually “Ba-Ahl” or “Bel”, depending on the niqquds (vowel marks).

What is the origin of Baal?

According to the Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible and the Brown, Driver, and Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament; the Canaanite, Moabite, Hebrew origin of Baal is “AL”.

If we were to to spell AL in Canaanite, Moabite and/or Hebrew, AL would be spelled from right to left as “ayin-lamed” (עַל), and pronounced like “all”.

The image below shows exactly How AL is spelled in Canaanite, Moabite and/or Hebrew, which are virtually the same exact languages. Having said that, there are no differences in their spellings for Baal.

As you can plainly see, Ba’al (Bel, Bael) finds its root in “AL”. This “AL” is also the root word for Ali, as in Noble Drew Ali, as in Muhammad Ali.

You can find this same AL being used in the Aramaic by Jesus (Prophet Yeshua) while on the cross, when he said: “Ilah, Ilah! Lama sabakhthani?”

Many argue against this because they don’t know that the words “AL” and “EL” are interchangeable. In fact, AL is the root word for “Eliown”, which means the “highest”, “exalted”. It is one of the divine attributes.

Is Ba’al The Origin of Bey in Hebrew?

No, Ba’al (Baal) is not of the origin of Bey in Hebrew. Bey simply does not come from Ba’al.

Is Ba’al The Origin of Bey in the Bible?

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