God

El / Eloheem (God / Gods)

Earlier I showed that ELIYAH (Elijah), actually means, “EL is YEHOWAH”, and that YEHEL (Joel), means, “YEHOWAH is EL”.  Knowing the proper interpretation and meaning of these names, however, now really forces us to ask, “What does EL mean?”

After my initial shock in discovering the misuse and utter misapplication of the words, “lord” and “Master”, and after seeing that in some instances, His Exalted Name was actually replaced by the word, “God”, I was forced to take a serious look at every word interpreted as “God”, and what I found floored me almost as much as my first discovery regarding the Exalted Name..

Throughout the world today, the Fact, Fullness and Reality of the Trinity is argued, disputed and unfortunately, disbelieved by a great many souls.  After all, the Common Version of the Bible that we read today says,

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words, which I am commanding you today,
shall be on your heart” (Deuteronomy 6:4-6 NASB).

But knowing what we do today about the Exalted Name, we can look at Deuteronomy 6, and other passages relating to the Trinity, and we can really learn something spectacular about our Master, Messiah and King.

Therefore, when I looked at the word, “God”, in all its forms, i.e., God, God’s, Gods, god, god’s, gods, godly, etc, what I discovered was that aside from the misinterpretation of YAH and YEHOWAH as “God” or “the LORD”, which we have already discussed, there are (primarily) four other Hebrew words interpreted as “God”, that have been equally misused:

nugget EL: Singular format: *God (204); god (16); God’s (1); god(s) (2)
nugget ELAH: Arabic form of 433; typically Plural: God (74); god (6); gods (15)
nugget ELOHIM: Plural format: *God (2325); god (45); God’s (16); gods (204)
nugget ELOAH: From 410, except typically Plural: God (50); god (6).
*Both EL and ELOHIM are also interpreted incorrectly in the Common Version of the Bible with such words as,  Helpless, Mighty, Mighty One, rulers, Exalted Being, goddess, etc.  And most of these misrepresentations, by the way, whether if being applied toward the Exalted Name itself, or to these references to the EL or Elohim of Israel, were (also) made to protect the Exalted Name during the Babylonian captivity.

Furthermore, Dr. Spiros Zodhiates, in his New Covenant Word Study Dictionary (World Bible Publishers, 1992) offers this learned conclusion on the Word, Elohim: “The Septuagint constantly translated the Hebrew plural name ELOHIM, when used for the true God, by the singular THEOS, God, never by the plural THEOI, Gods.  The reason for this was that at the time the Septuagint translation was made, Greek idolatry was the prevailing superstition, especially in Egypt under Ptolemies.  Their gods were regarded as demons, i.e., intelligent beings totally separate and distinct from each other.  If the translators rendered the name of the true God by the plural, THEOI, they would have given the heathen under Greek culture an idea of God inconsistent with the unity of the divine essence and conformable to their own polytheistic notions.  However, by translating the Hebrew ELOHIM as “God”, they inculcated the unity of God and at the same time did not deny a plurality of persons in the divine nature.” (Emphasis mine).

Sadly, those who translated (and transliterated) the Septuagint did not concern themselves with any latter time misunderstandings that might be wrought through their errors or omissions, because if they had translated this Word properly in the first place, the confusion we see today would not exist.  Nevertheless, when we comprehend that ELOHIM denotes a plurality, then the passage of Deuteronomy 6:4 (and every other applicable verse) takes on a greater significance to us, because we must know that in saying, “YEHOWAH is our Elohim, YEHOWAH is One”, Scripture is once again being read absolutely correctly, and in this conclusion we cannot waver.  They are One in Essence – exactly alike in the make-up of Their heart’s desires – just as we, the Body of YEHOSHUA ha MASHIACH, are to be one in Him (Just as a married couple is to be one flesh).

It occurs to me today though, that the prophetic Babylon of the end time is here – now – and we NEED the correct interpretation of these things in order to recognize false teachings, and in order that we would know to come out from her midst.  Therefore, while these odd words, misinterpreted from EL or ELOHIM, exist in the Common Version of the Bible.  They do NOT exist in The Exalted Name Bible™.

nugget EL, is pronounced simply, (L).
nugget ELAH, is pronounced, (L-AHH).
nugget ELOHIM, is pronounced, (L-OWE-HEEM) or (L-OIY-HEEM), whichever is easiest for you! I find myself using L-OWE-HEEM more often than not, if that matters.
nugget ELOAH, is pronounced, (L-OWE-AHH).

The significant issue here, therefore, is that EL is a singular presentation of the word currently interpreted as God, and ELOHIM is the plural presentation of that same word; God!  So, when we read, “God” in the Old Covenant, that singular word is only accurate 230 times, because EL,  Singular, is only used two hundred and thirty times throughout the Old Covenant.  But what about the other 2,700+ times that the Common Version of the Bible shows us the word, “God”, when in fact the originally inspired Word presented is the plural, ELOHIM? When we speak of the Elohim of Israel, we are speaking of One God – with multiple personalities.  He is not to be referred to as “Gods”…  That would be blasphemous! The Exalted Name Bible™ correctly makes those 2,700+ corrections by using the appropriate Hebrew words, El or Elohim.

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The liveliness of the ENB is going to leap off the pages for you, especially when you begin to see exactly how HE discusses and reveals Himself to you..

So, as you have seen, when the Bible was first translated, the Roman and Greek Empires were in existence, in one form or another, and seeing as both the Romans and the Greeks believed in a plural number of “gods”, in order to show the unity of the “Christian God”, and in order to eliminate confusion in that era, it was determined that it would be expedient to show Him as a singular “God”.  Apparently the “ONENESS” of Elohim was too difficult to teach, in light of the vast number of false deities worshiped in that day and age.  So, whether the Hebrew parchments showed EL, ELOHIM, ELOAH or ELAH, each word was simply interpreted as “God” or “god” (with “gods” pluralized whenever foreign or false “gods” were discussed).

While things may have been made easier for those early converts, by not having to explain the fullness of ELOHIM, the TRIUNE ONE, we are left with a much larger population today who simply cannot grasp the Unity of our (Plural) ELOHIM, because the Common Version of the English Bible is so inadequate.  Yet the Word of Elohim prevails, and His Word clearly delineates His fullness and His glory throughout the ENB.

Therefore, when we speak of God the Father, or God the Son, or God The Holy Spirit, Scripture clearly shows a word usage that would be presented as: EL the Father, EL the Son, or EL The Holy Spirit.

When we speak of the Trinity, however, They are ELOHIM (L-OWE-HEEM) or (L-OIY-HEEM).  And when we read Deuteronomy 6:4-6, in light of these facts, the actual Inspired Word says,

“Hear, O Israel! YEHOWAH our Elohim, is one YEHOWAH!
And you shall love YEHOWAH your Elohim with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words, which I am commanding you today,
shall be on your heart” (ENB).

Our Elohim (Plural) is ONE in essence, NOT in personality.  The Son is NOT the Father, just as the Father is NOT the Son, and The Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son. The Holy Scriptures clearly state these facts from cover to cover.  And,WHEN His Word is presented properly, the TRINITY is seen from Genesis to Revelation.

They are One is Essence!

That which makes the Father, The Ancient of Days, EL: His holiness, His purity, His Exalted and unchangeable Nature, are also to be found in the Son and in The Holy Spirit.  BUT, they each have unique personalities.  And the truth in this teaching is found in the simple parallel given to us in the concept that just as we (the Church) are called to be ‘ONE’ in (and with) our Messiah, (and so we are) we nevertheless each retain our individuality; we each retain our personality!  So do They!