Elo·​him ˌe-lō-ˈhēm How to pronounce Elohim (audio)
: god sense 1a
used especially in the Hebrew Bible

Word History


Hebrew ĕlōhīm

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Elohim was in 1617

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“Elohim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elohim. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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