Elohim singular/plural in Genesis 1 and the prefix H before a verb

George Athas gathas at hotkey.net.au
Tue May 14 08:25:15 EDT 2002

Hi Martin!

| 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."

There is, however, a case to be made that in 1.27 (and 5.1) the second occurrence of the noun
ELOHIM is actually plural >>> 'the image of the gods'.

Best regards,

(Sydney, Australia)

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