Gen 1:2

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at
Wed Aug 22 20:34:06 EDT 2001

>Dear Friends,
> I was just thinking about Gen 1:2 with regards to RuaCH 'eLoHiYM. 
>Is 'eLoHiYM used here without the definite article an adjective or 
>still a noun? While most translations render this verse "the Spirit 
>of God", a few have rendered it "an awesome wind". The NWT (New 
>World Translation of the Holy Scriptures) published by the 
>Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Jehovah's Witnesses render it 
>God's "active force". Can someone comment on why the preferred 
>reading is "Spirit of God"

Because that is what the words mean

> in this passage, and would "active force" as used in the NWT be a 
>faithful translation of the original Hebrew?


It is an attempt to take G-d out of the picture.

Completely made up, not even close to being a translation


>Many thanks.
>                                             Tony Costa

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