original Hebrew and Greek meanings of the various words used for God.
Hebrew dictionary of the first word in the Bible for God
1:1) it tells us that elohim is a plural word that refers to a mighty
or powerful ones or majestic one. Often judges and rulers
dictionary tells us that elohim refers to exceeding,
very great, mighty
The English word God
has been applied to elohim as it seems to best fit an exceeding, very
great, mighty person.
The English word for
God comes from an ancient Germanic
word that means “an invoked one” and is relatively new in the
dictionary tells us that the Greek word theo is of an uncertain
affinity. That means that scholars are not sure just were this Greek
word comes from. In the Bible it used as a corresponding word to el
The word Hebrew word
el according to strongs has the basic meaning of strength, mighty;
especially great, might(-y one), power, strong
shows the same sort of basic meaning.
Now using the KJV it is interesting how these
words have been rendered into English at different texts besides
being used as god
Take the word “el” In the KJV it is used
245 times. Of those The KJV uses it 213 times as God. This is
Strongs Hebrew word number 410. However notice some other ways it is
used To save space I only give part renderings
31:29 It is in the power
5:5 neither is it in our power
to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards.
3:27 when it is in the power
of thine hand to do it.
2:1 because it is in the power
of their hand.
50:1 The mighty
even the LORD,
82:1 in the congregation of the mighty
he judgeth among the gods.
89:6 who among the sons of the mighty
can be likened unto the LORD?
36:6 Thy righteousness is like the great
28:32 and there shall be no might
strong <0410> among
(Strongs Hebrew word number 430) is used some 2606 times, It is
rendered as God 2346
a few occasions it gives the original meanings.
23:6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a
prince among us:
9:28 that there be no more mighty
thunderings and hail;
wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister,
14:15 so it was a very great
21:6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges
he shall also bring him to the door,
22:8 then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges
22:9 which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties
shall come before the judges
and whom the judges
3:3 Now Nineveh was an exceeding
great city of three days’ journey.
8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels
etymology of the word “el” and “elohim” show that it refers
to a might one. The God of the Israelites that they sometimes
worshipped and at other times failed to showed himself to be a mighty
one. At times they looked to other so called mighty ones to save
them or to worship.
makes a fundamental mistake as almost all of us do when he said...
this text projects is a second divine figure, to whom will be given
eternal dominion of the entire world. .
is no second “divine figure” in view here as there is no first
“divine figure” in view. He has wrongly used the word divine
from our language to try to describe something from ancient Hebrew.
generally recoginses the word divine as pertaining to God. That idea
did not occur in the Hebrew. Neither does it really occur in the NT
either when the words are closely examined.
Biblical English word divine is based on the Greek “theios”.
Because English has assigned the concept of God to theo, it is
assumed that “theios” means like god or godly qualities. The
original meaning conveys the idea of like a mighty one or having the
qualities of a mighty one.
Bible rightly talks about Jesus, Moses and judges as being gods
because they were might ones appointed by the ALMIGHTY one for a
yes the Bible does say that there are many gods. Which one is the