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It is a plural form, but "The usage of the language gives no support to the supposition that we have in the plural form Elohim, applied to the God of Israel, the remains of an early polytheism, or at least a combination with the higher spiritual beings" (Kautzsch).
Elohim is not found among all the Semitic races; the Aramaeans alone seem to have had an analogous form.
If we have recourse to the use of the word Elohim in the study of its meaning, we find that in its proper sense it denotes either the true God or false gods, and metaphorically it is applied to judges, angels, and kings; and even accompanies other nouns, giving them a superlative meaning.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05393a.htm   (1183 words)

Since elohim describes more than one god when translated in the plural form and is used so frequently as a name for God, Trinitarians use it to promote the concept of plurality in reference to God Almighty.
Some Trinitarians interpret the word GOD (Elohim) to mean a group of individuals in one unit, specifically, three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, as one God.
This uniplural interpretation of the word elohim is used to support the Trinitarian dogma in texts of the Bible where the solitary "Oneness" of God is disputed.When applying the Trinitarian explanation of the word Elohim, we find that God's presentation of His nature is incompatible with Trinitarian thought.
www.geocities.com /robert_upci/elohim_moorehead.htm   (1699 words)

 Is the Word Allah Similar to Elohim?
"Elohim, the plural of the Hebrew word eloha, "god," a lengthened form of the Canaanite word el (Aramaic alaha; Arabic ilah), is most frequently used for the God of Israel in the Old Testament.
The root … al, the root of the word Aleim, as a verb or it its verbal form, means to mediate, to interpose for protection, to perserve; and a noun, a mediator, an interposer.
Although the etymology of Allah and Aleim (Elohim) is inconclusive, it is clear that the Jews, Christians, and Arabs are worshipping the same God or "All in All." None of these religions would deny that there is ONE source of life, regardless of what names or title The Creator is called.
www.plim.org /1Allah.html   (1526 words)

 Sons of Elohim
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of Elohim came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
And Elohim saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (Genesis 6:1-5).
The dilemma faced when interpreting that the "son of Elohim" were angels in Job 1:6 is that then we must assume that the angels are not always in the presence of Yahweh.
www.yrm.org /sons_of_elohim.htm   (4277 words)

 Elohim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most likely derivation comes from the world Elohim ('lhm) found in the Ugarit archives, meaning the family or pantheon associated with the Canaanite father God El.
Karel van der Toorn repeats the common claim that elohim is the plural of eloah, but D. Pardee notes the lack of any clear etymology for eloah.
In anthroposophy, based on the teachings by Rudolph Steiner, the Elohim represent the 6th realm of the Hierarchy of angels of the Roman Catholic tradition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elohim   (1673 words)

 Elohim article
Even though Elohim is the plural form of the word, it is ALWAYS translated in the singular form when used in reference to the one true God.
There are times when elohim is translated in the plural sense when referring to pagan gods, but it is also translated singularly to describe a pagan deity.
This uniplural interpretation of the word elohim is used to support the Trinitarian dogma in texts of the Bible where the solitary "Oneness" of God is disputed.
www.answering-christianity.com /elohim.htm   (1733 words)

 Elohim = Plural Gods, Polytheism?
Mattill and Acharya S) supposes that because Elohim is a plural form, a multiplicity of gods is indicated, and this is supported by the use of "us" and "we" in Genesis 1:26 and elsewhere in Genesis.
The nature of an elohim is to be determined not merely by the term, but by the reactions and descriptions given to the elohim.
That one is the "elohim" with the capital E, to say it as we might.
www.tektonics.org /lp/monoelohim.html   (1190 words)

Piyyah, in the ’ahlehp of of ’ELOHIM, is the gate singularity that forms the “interface” of crowning and birth, the inception of being.
Hai’, the third consonant of the verb-definitive fire of ’ELOHIM, is the wind or breath of ’ELOHIM, the movement of the ETERNAL SPIRITof LIFE and EXPRESSION upon the fire-waters, ’aishshahmayim, of ETERNITY.
Pesach, the original spring festival was given in honor of the fruitfulness and rebirth of the earth, its fertility and promise.
elohim.org /ELOHIM.htm   (5466 words)

 The Hebrew Name for God - Elohim
The word Elohim is the plural of El (or possibly of Eloah) and is the first name for God given
The masculine plural ending does not mean “gods” when referring to the true God of Israel, since the name is mainly used with singular verb forms and with adjectives and pronouns in the singular (e.g., see Gen. 1:26).
In the traditional Jewish view, Elohim is the Name of God as the Creator and Judge of the universe (Gen 1:1-2:4a).
www.hebrew4christians.com /Names_of_G-d/Elohim/elohim.html   (371 words)

 The Elect as Elohim (No. 1)
Thus the Angel of YHVH was the elohim at the head of the household of Israel.
The term Elohim was applied to both the angelic Host and to those in authority in the priesthood, specifically Moses, to demonstrate that the Elohim rank, and the oneness of God and His nature, would extend to embrace mankind.
The Council of the Elohim that he heads as high priest is mirrored in the organisation of the Temple, as the Temple of Zion is an example and shadow of the celestial structure (Heb.
www.ccg.org /english/s/p001.html   (11356 words)

 Welcome to Congregation Beth Elohim
Congregation Beth Elohim commits itself to continue fostering a Kehilah K'dosha, a caring, welcoming synagogue community that provides a range of opportunities for spiritual development and the preservation and transmission Jewish traditions, values and culture.
Being located far from areas of high Jewish concentration and drawing members from over nine surrounding towns, we view ourselves as a community synagogue; maintaining a progressive orientation which combines an appreciation for the sanctity of Jewish traditions with a sensitivity to the needs of a population which is religiously quite diverse.
Congregation Beth Elohim is a community synagogue with a liberal orientation which combines an appreciation for the sanctity of Jewish traditions with the sensitivity to the needs of a population which is religiously quite varied.
www.bethelohim.org /welcome.htm   (2897 words)

 You Can Prove What Elohim Means
Elohim saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
Later elohim told Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people" and "This is the sign of the covenant I am establishing between me and you" (Genesis 6:13; 9:12).
It was elohim who thundered from Sinai, gave victory to Joshua, sanctified the Temple and spoke to the prophets.
www.wcg.org /lit/God/canprove.htm   (1826 words)

The word Elohim is dominant in the five Books of Moses, generally known as the Pentateuch or as the Elohist Tradition, in which 'Elohim' rather than 'Yahweh' was used to refer to the Creators.
In several cases when the leader of the Elohim is addressing the other 'Gods', it has been rendered in English as "the Lord God"; it should be read as "the Leader of the Gods".
The Elohim on Earth worried that their leader would consider what they had created to be an abomination and would order all of the Adamu destroyed.
personalpages.tds.net /~theseeker/ELOHIM.HTM   (5798 words)

 Are Jehovah and Elohim Different Gods? - Mormon Church concept of God
Elohim is plural in form, however, when it refers to the true God, it designates only one Divine Being.
In a handful of instances Elohim is used with the first person plural pronoun, "us." For instance, we read in Genesis 1:26: "And God [Elohim] said, Let us make man in our image" (see also Genesis 3:22; 11:7; Isaiah 6:8).
Since the name Elohim is a general Hebrew word for "God" and was also used to designate the false gods of Israel's heathen neighbors, we have the proclamation in the biblical Scriptures that Jehovah is our Elohim.
www.irr.org /MIT/namegod.html   (2061 words)

Until we see that "Elohim" is a title of Jehovah and not three Persons of a supposed Trinity we have a contradiction.
If "Elohim" can not imply a plurality of Persons in that passage, there is no reason to assume that it must apply to a plurality of Persons in other passages.
Therefore, Man was not created in the image of Elohim in His office of the Father or in His office of the Holy Spirit, as neither have a physical image.
www.rightwordtruth.com /elohim.htm   (1795 words)

 The New American - Elohim, Terror, and Truth - March 31, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
She contacted Mahon after seeing one of his advertisements for the Ku Klux Klan, and for a while they were "romantically involved." However, later, when they had a falling out and Mahon threatened her with bodily harm, she reported him to the police.
Howe's testimony that Strassmeir was at the center of the agitation at Elohim City to engage in violent, revolutionary activity also appears to fit better with known facts in the investigation than do the explanations and actions of federal officials regarding the mysterious German national.
These are the dysfunctional miscreants the left-wing media smear artists delight in labeling as "right-wing," and "patriot," with the obvious intent of transferring the malodorous taint of neo-Nazi racism to conservatives and constitutionalists who hold nothing in common with the Aryan collectivists.
www.thenewamerican.com /tna/1997/vo13no07/vo13no07_elohim.htm   (3365 words)

 Ezekiel Wheels, UFOs, Elohim, Seraphim, Alien Hybrids and Nephilim
This page hopes to clarify who is denoted by Elohim, and Benai Elohim, cherubim, seraphim, the rebel angel's hybrid creations the Nephilim, and the common notion that Ezekiel's encounter with the "wheels" and the "living creatures" was a UFO SIGHTING.
Words which describe these beings, such as b'nai Elohim, "sons of God", Zophim, "the watchers", and Malakh, "messengers", (translated angel in English), are used for the "aerial host" often regardless of alignment.
Clearly, the definition of the name "Elohim" signifies the one God who is the Father and the Son and the Spirit.
www.mt.net /~watcher/noah.html   (2151 words)

 Elohim Peace and Aloha
PEACE AND ALOHA are the Elohim of the sixth ray (the purple and gold ray) of peace, brotherhood, the true ministration of the Christ, and the desire to be in the service of God and man through
There are twelve pillars on the circuit, evenly spaced on the circular walls, which reflect the purple and gold of the Elohim of Peace anchored in the center dais.
The flame of peace, being at the fulcrum of the Christ consciousness, is in the center of the temple, the throne of Peace and Aloha at the twelve o'clock line and the secret rays at the six o'clock line.
www.tsl.org /Elohim/PeaceAndAloha.asp   (911 words)

The name Elohim indicates that God is full of creating and governing power and who created all things by speaking His Word.
The first theory, and the most widely accepted, is that it is derived from the root word El, which means mighty, strong, prominent.
The second theory is that Elohim is derived from the root word Alah, which means to declare or to swear.
www.gospeltrail.com /Study/God/elohim.htm   (362 words)

 Did Elohim Manifest in the Flesh To Other Nations? Prayer, Christian Faith, in Bible, Biblical Jesus and the Religion ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In this article it will be shown that Elohim manifested in the flesh at least three or four times to patriarchs before and after the formation of Israel and when he came as the Messiah.
Elohim told Abraham that Sarah his wife was going to have a son in her old age, but his main purpose for coming was to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (Gn.18
Elohim appeared as Joshua the Son of Nun, Moses’ minister, fulfilling this prophecy.
occult-advances.org /nc-rel-elohim-flesh.shtml   (3617 words)

 The Great Communicator
It defines ELOHIM as "master and controller of all the energy in the universe, potential or kinetic." This definition goes far beyond the ideas of supreme architect or heavenly father.
ELOHIM is the name that God chose for Himself in His mantle of Creator.
The performance of the commandment causes God to maintain or increase His ELOHIM input, while the lack of performance or violation wreaks havoc and destruction on the universe at some level by reducing the quality and amount of the ELOHIM input that God injects.
www.aish.com /torahportion/mayanot/the_great_communicator.asp   (2246 words)

 Oneness and The Trinity, and The Names of Elohim.  Teachings from The Letters of Faith.
I thank Elohim each and every day for the love, warmth and comfort that we have found in each of you, and we are especially covetous of your prayers on our behalf.
Elohim is One, in that the Father, the Son and the Ruach ha Qodesh all possess the exact same "Essence", and that in the possession of an exacting essence, They are One.
Letter 4 continues this conversation with a discussion on the fact that, "Elohim is light", and in that part of the letter we find that, "Of His essence, we are also told that, "Elohim is light" (1 John 1:5).
www.lettersoffaith.com /trinity24.htm   (9689 words)

 Elohim (gods) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Levantine pantheon, the Elohim are the sons of El the ancient of days (olam) assembled on the divine holy place, Mount Zephon (Jebel Aqra).
The Elohim are ruled by the El called Hadad the most high (elyon) who was known among the common people as "the master" ("Baal").
Assembled on the holy mountain of heaven and ruled by one, the pantheon (Elohim) acts as one.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elohim_(gods)   (214 words)

 Elohim (Leader's Notes)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Elohim is associated with the event of creation in each of these verses; either the creation of the universe, or the creation of an individual.
Jehoshaphat knew that Elohim was not only the Elohim of His fathers (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), but also Elohim over all kings, therefore He was in sovereign control.
He knew Elohim had given that land to them and that it was His nature to lead His people in victory.
www.path-light.com /IAM02b.htm   (1986 words)

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