Re: Elohim

From: HÃ¥kan Lindgren
Message: 17656
Date: 2003-01-15

A lurker listening here. What does the word "eloh" mean?


"Richard Wordingham " wrote:

> What's feminine about 'Elohim'? The '-i:m' is the normal masculine
> plural ending.

But ELOH is itself a feminine word. The fact that the name of the 'God'
who creates Heaven and Earth in Genesis is actually the masculine plural
of a feminine singular has caused the spilling of much theological ink.
To my mind it indicates that the ancient Hebrews were not the strict
monotheists they later became, but being a polytheist myself I can get
away with such heresy:-)

-- Julianus