[b-hebrew] elohim means God in the majority of cases?
phil-eng at ighmail.com
Wed Sep 24 05:33:01 EDT 2003
Thanks Arne and others.
Would you agree with the statement below by Robert Baker Girdlestone1, that
out of the 2, 602 occurrences of the word elohim in the Hebrew Bible, " In
2310 of these instances, it is used as the name of the living and true God,
but in 245 passages it appears to be adopted in lower senses", i.e. gods,
godlike ones, angels,
>"The general Hebrew name for God is elohim (Myhilox<). Sometimes it is
>used with a definite article, sometimes without. Altogether it occurs
>2602 times in the Hebrew Bible. In 2310 of these instances, it is used
>as the name of the living and true God, but in 245 passages it appears
>to be adopted in lower senses."
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