Elohim singular/plural in Genesis 1
Amirpatrick.Goldman at unifr.ch
Wed May 8 10:27:32 EDT 2002
>On 8/5/02 9:26 am, Fernando Arias at fernando.arias at lycos.com wrote:
>> 1) Why is Elohim used with a singular meaning in most of Genesis 1
>>but it has
>> a plural meaning in Genesis 1:26?
>It does not have a plural meaning in Gen 1:26. Here elohim is the subject of
>the verb )MR which is masculine singular. The plural form of (&H has no
>grammatical bearing on the number of Elohim. It is as if I wrote:
> I said, "We should go to the shops today."
>The fact that "we" is the subject of my quoted speech does not make me
Is this plural "of exhortation" as Koenig coined it, attested
elsewhere in Biblical Hebrew ?
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