Names Of God – Elohim

Names Of God – Elohim

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The first Name for God that is shown in the Bible is Elohim. The Hebrew translation of God’s Holy Word shows very clearly that the first Name for God that is written in the Bible is “Elohim.” As will be seen in this post, the Strong’s reference number for Elohim is 430. See Genesis 1:1.

Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (God, Elohim, 430)

Elohim is: The All-Powerful Creator Of The Universe.
Elohim: Knows all, creates all, and is everywhere at all times.
Elohim is: The plural form of “El”. See verse 2.

Genesis 1:1-3 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”

Elohim is pronounced: el-o-HEEM.
Elohim, the plural word, is used as proof for the Trinity, per Genesis 1:26.

Genesis 1:26: “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Genesis 1:1 shows God. Genesis 1:2 shows God in plural form. Genesis 1:26 shows the triune form of God.

See the following explanations of Elohim.

Brown-Driver-Briggs

אֱלֹהִים2570 noun masculine plural (feminine 1 Kings 11:33; on number of occurrences of אֵל, אֱלוֺהַּ, אֱלֹהִים compare also Nesl. c,)
1 plural in number.

Notice that Elohim is the first name of God that is mentioned in scripture, and is not Jehovah. See Strong’s further explanation of #430.Elohim, God.

Strong’s Concordance – See KJV Lexicon

Strong’s KJV Lexicon
In the beginning
re’shiyth (ray-sheeth’)
the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit) — beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

Strong’s NAS Exhaustive Concordance – Lexicon – The Strong’s reference number for Elohim is 430.

Word Origin

elohim: God, god
Original Word: אֱלֹהִים
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: elohim
Phonetic Spelling: (el-o-heem’)
Short Definition: God
Strong’s NAS Exhaustive Concordance – Lexicon
Word Origin
pl. of eloah
Definition
God, god
NASB Translation
divine (1), divine being (1), exceedingly (1), God (2326), god (45), God’s (14), goddess (2), godly (1), gods (204), great (2), judges (3), mighty (2), rulers (1), shrine* (1)..

God אֱלֹהִ֑ים e·lo·him; 430 God, god pl. of eloah

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