Research ~~- On The Sacred Name of YHVH and Yahshua

WHO is Elohim?

The word "Elohim" is the plural form of the word "Eloha",
usually translated "God" in English (and "Díos" in Español.)

Elohim appears in the Protestant Bible 2600 times, about 3 times LESS than the tetragrammaton, YHVH.

Linguistically "Elohim" comes from the word "El" ('L') which means mighty.
(The letter "L" is said to be a pictograph for the horn, signifying generative power, that which gives the seed of life.)

Elohim is a proper, and beautiful replacement for the unacceptably vague term 'god.'
Often people prefer to say "Elohim" because, surprisingly, in Hebrew, 'God' (Gawd/Gaad) means the opposite of what 'god' means in English!

In Psalm 82:l-6 human judges in Israel are called "gods" (Hebrew: 'elo-him'; Greek: theoi', at John 10:34) because judges can be representatives of YAH who speak his law.

Strong's concordance lists the following information on Elohim:
430 'elohiym el-o-heem' plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme "God" (YHWH); occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:--angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(godess, godly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.

#433 'elowahh el-o'-ah; rarely (shortened) eloahh {el-o'-ah prolonged (emphat.) from 410; a deity or the Deity:--God, god. See 430.

410 'el ale shortened from 352; strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty YHWH (but used also of any deity):--God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might(-y one), power, strong. Compare names in "-el." see Hebrew for 0352



Someone said, and I have not verified this:
The word 'Elohim' in ancient Egyptian literally means "EL- IS MIGHTY."
EL is the head god in the Egyptian pantheon.
El is in the Egyptian's mind comparable to Yahweh in abilities and attributes.
Egyptians also use "EL-SHADDAI" and "ELOHE" as titles for EL.

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This chapter, "WHO is Elohim?," focuses on the theme of Name of YHVH (The Almighty Creator), the opposite of Names of False Gods;
Name of YHVH (The Almighty Creator) is an aspect of YAH (the Most High Creator), the opposite of The Devil.



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