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cheekie3

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Elohim - Duality or Plural
« on: October 21, 2013, 05:50:44 AM »

All -

I recollect that in one if Ray's Audios - he states that Elohim in Genesis is Dual (meaning there are only two).

In other Audio - I recollect Ray asking how many are in Elohim (plural).

Have I misunderstood.

Can Elohim sometimes mean two and other times plural.

I appreciate any clarity or correction on this please.

Thanks, Regards, George.

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Re: Elohim - Duality or Plural
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 12:25:36 PM »

"Elohim" is a plural form of the Hebrew word commonly transliterated as Eloha. 

from Strongs

H430
אלהים
'ĕlôhı̂ym
el-o-heem'
Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: - angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.


From Brown-Driver-Brigg's Hebrew Dictionary

 H430
אלהים
'ĕlôhı̂ym
BDB Definition:
1) (plural)
1a) rulers, judges
1b) divine ones
1c) angels
1d) gods
2) (plural intensive - singular meaning)
2a) god, goddess
2b) godlike one
2c) works or special possessions of God
2d) the (true) God
2e) God
Part of Speech: noun masculine plural
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: plural of H433
Same Word by TWOT Number: 93c

Ray never said that Elohim always referred to "two", as per your question.

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Re: Elohim - Duality or Plural
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 01:08:52 AM »

need to amend.  The Nashville Conference '08 may have what you are asking about.
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