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.

Elohim

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

Elohim

Old Testament a Hebrew word for God or gods
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God is referred to as Elohim in the context of the milah (circumcision), the banishment of Ishmael, and the akedah (the binding of Isaac).
24) As reference points, both the Reform synagogue Beth Elohim, at 90 Hasell Street since 1794, and the Orthodox synagogue Brith Sholom Beth Israel, presently at 182 Rutledge Avenue are located within close proximity to this corridor, with the older Reform community traditionally residing south of the bisecting Calhoun Street, identified as the older downtown area, and the Orthodox community residing uptown, north of Calhoun Street, where traditional Eastern European Jews settled after 1880.
In these potentials and others, important to note is the non-divine nature which Elohim suggests, something lost in translation, and that something which does the commanding to kill.
7) The Charleston Beth Elohim prayer book and its accompanying hymnal are the first published Reform Jewish books in America.
Chapter 1, "Different Names of God," is an analytical discussion focusing on the mis/understand-ing and mis/usage of the two basic names for the Israelite God in the Hebrew Bible, namely, the grammatically plural ending Elohim (God/Gods) and the mystery surrounding the sacramental activity of the high priest related to the tetragrammaton YHTVH (Lord).
Teacher Anne-Louise McGregor with (clockwise from top left) nine-year-old Ethan Bird, eight-year-old Elohim Mpasi, sixyear-old Chloe Dudley and five-year-old Finley Sheriden.
The pagan captain hopes that Elohim might save them (1:6); the Ninevites believe and call on Elohim (3:5, 8); the Ninevite king hopes that Elohim might relent from anger (3:9).
En el Antiguo Testamento el pueblo israeli--a quien hoy Dios bendiga para que asuma su verdadero papel en la historia y deje de asediar a los palestinos--consideraba que Elohim, su Dios, o posteriormente, Adonai, era su rey.
In the first verse, 32:31, Jacob, after the all-night struggle, names the site Peniel (face of God): "became I have seen elohim face to face and my life was saved.
FBI and ATF records show that federal authorities were aware prior to the bombing that Strassmeir was training the residents of Elohim City in the use of firearms, explosives, insurrection, and guerrilla warfare.
A evolucao dos Elohim evidencia-se por seu alto nivel de desenvolvimento cientifico e tecnologico.
While traditional creation theologies have highlighted the creation of the world through the word of God, a pneumatological perspective notices both that the word of God is uttered through the divine breath and that the history of the world is blown or swept along by the presence and activity of the ruah Elohim.