Mighty One of Israel
The Mighty One of Israel
The Hebrew language is a language short on vocabulary. Oftentimes a single Hebrew word can have many nuances of meaning depending on suffixes, prefixes, and context. One word may serve to convey many different ideas or word pictures, making for a very poetic, but not a very concise language. There is one glaring exception to this rule though.
Have you ever stopped to consider
what our Heavenly Father means when he identifies Himself as our God?
In the passage above, the Hebrew word translated as God is Elohim. To
the Hebrews it carried the connotation of Yahweh as the creator of all
things. Interestingly there are several other Hebrew words that have been
translated as God in our English versions of the Bible. So while the Hebrew
language as a rule is word poor, the writers of the Hebrew Scriptures
under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, were very specific in assigning
attributes to the Almighty.
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