Elohim is Plural?

I was having a discussion with an older Jewish gentleman who was studying the Torah.

He said, “I know you’re a student of the Bible.  But did you know the word for God in the Bible is Elohim—and that word in Hebrew is plural?”

“Really?  Wow! I’m glad to know that!  That explains the verses in Genesis 1 where God said, “Let us make man in our image…so God made man in His own image.”  The Scripture there changes from plural to singular.  I’d say that’s one more example of the Trinity:  the Father, Son and Holy Spirit working together in creation.”

He said, “No, No!  We believe that refers to the angels that helped God create man.”

“What?  But angels are created beings! God didn’t need angels to help Him create man!  He could simply speak us into existence!  Besides, Scripture tells us we were made in the image of God, not in the image of God and angels. I’m afraid, my friend, I must respectfully disagree with you here.”

He smiled and nodded.

I smiled back.

  • Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.       Genesis 1:26-27
  • SONG: DEAR LORD OF LORDSby Kathleen
This life is temporary.  This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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12 Responses to Elohim is Plural?

  1. Kristy says:

    Amen Kathleen!

    Bless All who STAND with Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian nation.

    Love Kristy

  2. Susan S says:

    Yay you for having the courage of your convictions. Glad I came over!

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