Elohim

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Elohim

(ĕlōhēm`, ēlō`hĭm, ĕl`ōhēm), term used to designate the God of Israel. The use of Elohim in Israel's religious texts is an attempt to treat the particular Hebrew God, Yahweh, in a more general religious context.
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Elohim

spoken in place of the ineffable Yahweh. [Judaism: NCE, 22]
See: God
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Elohim

Old Testament a Hebrew word for God or gods
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