Clifton J Tracy Jr
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Subject: Who is like God
File: Who is Elohim
Who Is God (Elohim)?
Elohim (GOD) in Hebrew presents God, that is, all that God is in totality, completeness, the sum total of all, the fullness of God with all His attributes: seen and unseen Known and unknown the Hebrew #H430.
H430. אֱלֹהִים ’elōhiym: A masculine plural noun meaning God, gods, judges, angels. Occurring more than 2,600 times in the Old Testament, this word commonly designates the one true God
Elohim (God) is the sum total of all seen and unseen known and unknown. Absolute with abstract thought. Nothing can exist without God nor can something exist without nothing, nothing and something must exist simultaneously for one has to identify the other. This is the absolute law of Cause and effect.
When God (Elohiym) is paired with Lord or (YHVH Yehowah) it reveals God in relationship, the noun that follow show what relationship. In Genesis 2: 4TheseH428 are the generationsH8435 of the heavensH8064 and of the earthH776 when they were createdH1254, in the dayH3117 that the LORDH3068 GodH430 madeH6213 the earthH776 and the heavensH8064 The Lord H3068 reveals what God H430 and the relationship that follows: “ made the earth and the heavens”.
H3068. יְהֹוָה yehōwāh: A noun meaning God. The word refers to the proper name of the God of Israel, particularly the name by which He revealed Himself to Moses (Ex. 6:2, 3).
Exodus 6: 2And GodH430 spakeH1696 unto MosesH4872, and saidH559 unto him, I am the LORDH3068:
3And I appearedH7200 unto AbrahamH85, unto IsaacH3327, and unto JacobH3290, by the name of GodH410 AlmightyH7706, but by my nameH8034 JEHOVAHH3068 was I not knownH3045 to them.
(Gen. 1:1) and is often paired with God’s unique name yehōwāh (H3068) (Gen. 2:4; Ps. 100:3). When the word is used as the generic designation of God, it conveys in Scripture that God is the Creator (Gen. 5:1); the King (Ps. 47:7); the Judge (Ps. 50:6); the Lord (Ps. 86:12); and the Savior (Hos. 13:4). His character is compassionate (Deut. 4:31); gracious (Ps. 116:5);
and faithful to His covenant (Deut. 7:9).
The divine name has traditionally not been pronounced, primarily out of respect for its sacredness (cf. Ex. 20:7; Deut. 28:58). Until the Renaissance, it was written without vowels in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, being rendered as YHWH. However, since that time, the vowels of another word, ’aḏōnāy (H136), have been supplied in hopes of reconstructing the pronunciation.
Exodus 20:7Thou shalt not takeH5375 the nameH8034 of the LORDH3068 thy GodH430 in vainH7723; for the LORDH3068 will not hold him guiltlessH5352 that takethH5375 his nameH8034 in vainH7723.
H136. אֲדֹנָי ’aḏōnāy: A masculine noun used exclusively of God. An emphatic form of the word ’āḏôn (H113), this word means literally “my Lord” (Gen. 18:3). It is often used in place of the divine name YHWH (H3068), which was held by later Jewish belief to be too holy to utter.
Although the exact derivation of the name is uncertain, most scholars agree that its primary meaning should be understood in the context of God’s existence, namely, that He is the “I AM THAT I AM” (Ex. 3:14), the One who was, who is, and who always will be (cf. Rev. 11:17).
Exodus 3: 14And GodH430 saidH559 unto MosesH4872, I AMH1961 THAT I AMH1961: and he saidH559, ThusH3541 shalt thou sayH559 unto the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478, I AMH1961 hath sentH7971 me unto you.
Revelation 11: 17SayingG3004, We give thee thanksG2168, O LordG2962 GodG2316 AlmightyG3841, whichG3588 artG5607, and wastG2258, and art to comeG2064; becauseG3754 thou hast takenG2983 to thee thy greatG3173 powerG1411, and hast reignedG936.
Older translations of the Bible and many newer ones employ the practice of rendering the divine name in capital letters, so as to distinguish it from other Hebrew words. It is most often rendered as Lord (Gen. 4:1; Deut. 6:18; Ps. 18:31; Jer. 33:2; Jon. 1:9) but also as God (Gen. 6:5; 2 Sam. 12:22) or JEHOVAH (Ps. 83:18; Isa. 26:4). The frequent appearance of this name in relation to God’s redemptive work underscores its tremendous importance (Lev. 26:45; Ps. 19:14). Also, it is sometimes compounded with another word to describe the character of the Lord in greater detail (see Gen. 22:14; Ex. 17:15; Judg. 6:24).
Although the form of this word H 430 is plural, it is frequently used as if it were singular—that is, with a singular verb (Gen. 1:1-31; Ex. 2:24). The plural form of this word may be regarded (1) as intensive to indicate God’s fullness of power; (2) as majestic to indicate God’s kingly rule;. The singular form of this word ’elôah (H433) occurs only in poetry (Ps. 50:22; Isa. 44:8). The shortened form of the word is ’ēl (H410) . . . As is used in Isaiah 4o:
Isaiah 40: 18To whomH4310 then will ye likenH1819 GodH410? or whatH4100 likenessH1823 will ye compareH6186 unto him?
H410. אֵל ’ēl: A masculine noun meaning God, god, mighty one, hero. This is one of the most ancient terms for God, god, or deity. It appears most often in Genesis, Job, Psalms, and Isaiah and not at all in some books. The root meaning of the word mighty can be seen in Job 41:25 and Micah 2:1 This word is most often used to mean the one true God (Ps. 5:4; Isa. 40:18). It expresses various ideas of deity according to its context. The most common may be noted briefly: the holy God as contrasted to humans (Hos. 11:9); the High God El (Gen. 14:18; 16:13; Ezek. 28:2); the Lord (Yahweh) as a title of Israel according to the Lord’s own claim (Gen. 33:20; Isa. 40:18); God or god in general (Ex. 34:14; Deut. 32:21; Mic. 7:8); the God of Israel, the Lord (Num. 23:8; Ps. 118:27); God (Job 5:8).
20And he erectedH5324 thereH8033 an altarH4196, and calledH7121 it Elelohe-IsraelH415.
H415. אֵל אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל ’ēl ’elōhey yisrā’ēl: A proper noun designating El Elohe Israel, a name given to the Lord as the “God, the (true) God of Israel” where Jacob set up an altar to him at Shechem, thus identifying also with the God of his fathers (Gen. 22:19-20).
19The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. 20He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. 21Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: . . . We are living in the beginning with God (Elohim) Genesis 1:1 God (Elohim) has not yet finished His creation. The sixth day is still in progress. The second Adam is still multiplying and replenishing the earth, finishing the job the first Adam was suppose to do.
1In the beginningH7225 GodH430 createdH1254 the heavenH8064 and the earthH776. . . . And the end of the beginning Revelation 21: has not happen yet.
The end of the beginning does not happen, till the “New Heaven and New Earth” appear, and God (Elohim) cease His creative work and establishes His Sabbath Rest of Genesis 2:
1Thus the heavensH8064 and the earthH776 were finishedH3615, and allH3605 the hostH6635 of them.
2And on the seventhH7637 dayH3117 GodH430 endedH3615 his workH4399 whichH834 he had madeH6213; and he restedH7673 on the seventhH7637 dayH3117 from allH3605 his workH4399 whichH834 he had madeH6213.
1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
We are nearing the return of Yeshua to set up his kingdom on this earth; to begin his one thousand year reign, between the first and second resurrections and I am anticipating His return by doing the work I believe He will have me doing in His kingdom. I love history; I love to tell the history of His work from the foundation of the world though out the future. This word study of “Who is God (Elohim)?” is a part of my job now and in the future.
This is the conclusion and an in dept study of the, “concept #1:God?” In my book “A New Look At An Old Book” that you can purchase on this website. Go to the catalog page and click on the rose.
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