ELOHIM [el-o-heem’] :: Eternal Creator, Mighty One
Translated as God
Used approximately 2600 times in Scripture
Elohim is a plural noun and always used with a singular verb, indicating one triune God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), not many gods. This unique use of Elohim is used only in the Bible.
Elohim is the first name given to God in the Bible. In Genesis 1, before any mention of creation, God reveals Himself as Elohim: Eternal Creator.
“In the beginning, God [Elohim] created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
From the very beginning, before anything else existed, there was God. From Elohim, all of creation was shaped and formed, and then from His own breath came life for Adam and the human race.
The same God who created the vastness of space and the depths of the oceans created you. Elohim, the Eternal Creator, formed you in His image to be a reflection of Him on earth. You are His workmanship, unique and special; you bear the image of Elohim, the Eternal Creator, and Mighty God.
How does it make you feel to know Elohim chose you and formed you in His image?
Who is Elohim to you?
Thank you for this bible study on the names of God. It is exactly what God has been putting on my heart to learn how to know Him more intimately.