posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 12:53 PM
Originally posted by redwolf.of.odin
... where a group of gods called Elohim created everything including man and women. Elohim is a plural word for God but different from the Hebrew
word used to describe other gods.
[edit on 19/1/09 by redwolf.of.odin]
Then the Elohim (Hebrew idiom of a plural of magnitude or majesty (Gen. 1:1), used of heathen gods, or of angels or judges as representatives of God,
Elohim is plural in sense as well as form. It’s etymology, the most likely roots mean either "be strong," or "be in front," the power and
preeminence of God; as to EL (Heb. ‘el, God) it is a generic word for God in the Semitic languages: Aramaic elah, Arabic ilah, Akkadian ilu. In
the OT, el is used over two hundred times for God. El has a plural, elim, occasionally elhm in Ugaritic; but the Hebrews needed no plural, though a
plural term, ‘elohim, was their regular name for God. The root from which ‘el was derived may have come from ‘wl, "to be strong"; from an
Arabic root ‘ul, "to be infront of" as a leader from a Hebrew root ‘lh to which both ‘el and ‘elohim belonged, with the meaning "strong";
from the preposition el, "to be infront of"; and using the same prepositions, as putting forth the idea of God as the goal for which all men seek.
A truly satisfactory theory is impossible, because ‘el and the other terms for God, ‘elohim and ‘eloha, are all prehistoric in origin.) make
their return in Genesis 6:2, when the "sons of God" have intercourse with the "daughters of men," ..."and they took them wives of all which they
chose." The results of this event beget Lamech (Heb. lemekh, meaning undetermined), father of Noah, based his faith on the promised deliverance
from the Adamic curse of Gen. 3:14-19, he foresees, even if faintly, the coming of One of his seed (cf. 1 Chron. 1:3; Luke 3:36) who will remove that
curse (cf. Rom. 8:18-25). Jared was Enochs' father, who through tradition dictated to his son about 5800 B.C. "The Lamentations of Jared" how
Gods came to the earth and led astray his own tribe of Adam and those tribes of Cain also.