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Noun, sing., masc.:

Noun, plur., masc.:

The exact meaning of this word is dubious. It is supposed that it may mean "angels" or "rulers".

Dr. Michael S. Heiser claims[1] that elohiym (in plural form only) in Hebrew Bible means the same as "angels" in New Testament.

Victor Porton's opinion: Yahweh means "democratic way of governance of the infinite universe". The members of council are called אלהים. Thus אלהים means both the supreme God Yahweh (as a whole) or gods members of the divine council. This explain why the same word is used for both God Yahweh and gods.


  1. Michael S. Heiser. The Unseen Realm. 2015

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