[b-hebrew] Elohim

Tony Costa tmcos at rogers.com
Sat Jan 24 10:55:06 EST 2004

Allen, this question may veer off from the purposes of b-hebrew because of
its theological content. Elohim is a third person plural masculine noun. In
Hebrew, words are either in the singular, the dual or the plural. The dual
in Hebrew is sometimes reserved for parts of the body (hands, feet, eyes,
etc), but is also used in other ways. The plural can refer to anything which
is more than one (see Gen.19:1) or more than two. Yes, Christians have used
this argument about the plural nature of Elohim to substantiate the Trinity.
Best regards,

Tony Costa

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shirley M Green" <Maedal at connectnc.net>
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Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 7:59 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] Elohim

> Have you ever heard of Elohim being defined as more than two, but less
> than four, being the basis for the Triune God?
> allen green
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