Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A name for God in the Hebrew Scriptures.

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  • proper n. Name used for God in Hebrew scriptures.
  • proper n. the extraterrestrial creators of humans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the principal names by which God is designated in the Hebrew Scriptures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • One of the names of God, of frequent occurrence in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Hebrew 'ĕlōhîm, pl. of 'ĕlōah, god; see אl in Semitic roots.

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From Hebrew אלהים or אלוהים (elohiym) plural of "god"

Examples

  • It is also interesting to note that in the Hebrew language the numerological value of the name Elohim equals the word for nature, implying that the natural world is but another expression of this unified power.

    Rabbi Adam Jacobs: What God Isn't: A Shavuot Reflection

  • One priest (J), who always used the word Jahweh in his text (in many translations rendered as “The LORD”), and two other priests (P and E), who always used the word Elohim (translated as “God”).

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • The name Elohim is found 2570 times; Eloah, 57 times; El, 226 times (Elim, 9 times).

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  • The Catholic Herald newspaper, in its Sunday edition, criticised the release this week at an international bookfair of the new Bible, which uses the Hebrew word "Elohim" instead of

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  • The Catholic Herald newspaper, in its today's edition, criticised the release this week at an international bookfair of the new Bible, which uses the Hebrew word "Elohim" instead of

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  • The Catholic Herald newspaper, in its Sunday edition, criticized the release this week at an international bookfair of the new Bible, which uses the Hebrew word "Elohim" instead of

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  • For example, the use of the term Elohim, the repetitions, the precise and formal manner, the collocation of such phrases as "fowl, cattle, creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth," i. 26 (cf.

    Introduction to the Old Testament

  • Another ancient source, the Elohist (from its use of the term Elohim, "God," instead of Yahweh, "Lord," for the pre-Mosaic period), makes Moses the first to use Yahweh as the proper name of Israel's God, previously known by other names as well; cf Exodus 3: 13-15. "

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  • This force, when acting within the boundaries of time and space, is known as Elohim and Jewish law has recorded that the meaning of this name is "the master of all powers."

    Rabbi Adam Jacobs: What God Isn't: A Shavuot Reflection

  • Marti …, too, finds in Elohim a trace of the original Semitic polydemonism; ..

    jhvh is the enemy of god and man

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