Re: [tied] Re: Elohim

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17690
Date: 2003-01-16

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Subject: [tied] Re: Elohim

> Accoding to Ben Yehuda, Modern Hebrew 'elo:ah means 'God',
> not 'god'. I didn't think the word existed. Is it found in the
> Bible? (I don't fancy investigating every occurrence of 'God' in a
> translation.)

It is, but it seems to be a relatively late term -- most of the occurrences are found in the Book of Job. Hence my suspicion that it's a back-derivative of some sort.

> What's feminine about 'elo:ah?

A good question. Does anyone on the list know enough (about) Hebrew to discuss it? Is there really anything feminine about it, or is it just a myth?