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Elohim

god name

Elohim, most common name for God used in the Old Testament. Although it is a plural form in Hebrew, the Canaanite root is singular. The Hebrews believed that the name of God should not be spoken, and therefore used substitutes such as Elohim and Adonai (“my Lord”).

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