ELOHIM NOT PLURAL

ian goldsmith iangoldsmith1969 at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 29 12:38:21 EST 2002


Agreed, but what is the singular form? Could Deut' 6:4
be written in a singular form and how would it read?
Thanks.
Ian.

--- Polycarp66 at aol.com wrote: > In a message dated
1/29/2002 11:19:51 AM Eastern
> Standard Time, 
> rosewalk at concentric.net writes:
> 
> 
> > 
> > No Liz, it is NOT as you say, and it's not 'neat'
> > 
> > Elohim is one of G-d's names
> > 
> > Why it is written as if it is plural - you have to
> learn deeper than the
> > literal translation
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Ramban (Nachmanides):   "The word Elohim means
> "the Master of all forces",
> > for the root of the word is eil, meaning force,
> and the word Elohim is a
> > composite consisting of the words eil heim, as if
> the word eil is in a
> > construct state, and heim [literally] "they",
> alludes to all other forces.
> > Thus Elohim means "the Force of all forces".
> > 
> > 
> 
> Shoshana,
> 
> The last time I checked (just now) this was still a
> list for the discussion 
> of Biblical Hebrew - not Talmud, not Kabbala.
> ):eLoH"NW. is a plural form 
> with the 1st pl pronominal suffix.  If you wish to
> ascribe some other meaning 
> to the word than that which is indicated by the
> lexica or which might be 
> derived from a rereading of some texts (whether in
> Hebrew or a cognate 
> language), I would suggest that this is not the
> place for it.
> 
> In this regard, I think it only proper to encourage
> you to state any 
> foundation you may have other than Nachamides (whom
> I do not hereby wish to 
> disrespect) for stating that Elohim is a "composite
> consisting of the words 
> eil heim" .  I have never heard of any other who has
> so asserted with 
> reference to Elohim.
> 
> gfsomsel
> 
> 
> 
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