Names of God: ★ Elohim : GOD The Creator


Elohim (GOD The Creator)

  • Original Word: אֱלֹהִים
  • “El” means “Mighty” or “Strong”.

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things,  and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” – Revelation 4:11 (NASB)

Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, TRUST in the NAME of the Lord and RELY on their God. – Isaiah 50:10 (NIV) –

I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousnessAnd will sing praise to the NAME of the Lord Most High. – Psalms 7:17 (NASB) –  

Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him – John 9:3 (NASB) –

The NAME of the Lord is a STRONG TOWER; The righteous runs into it and is SAFE. – Proverbs 18:10 (NASB) –

For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. – Deuteronomy 10:17 (NASB) –

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. – Romans 11:36 (NASB) –

A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.  1 Corinthians 11:7 (NIV) –

🔹GLORY:  In the Hebrew language it means “to give the correct opinion or estimate of.” 

🔹Can you see how awesome it is to know that you have been created for God’s glory? That you are to live in such a way as to give all of creation a correct opinion or estimate of who God is?

🔹if I live for His will, that is His pleasure, or if I bring Him pleasure, it is because I have done His will.

🔹You have seen that you have been created for His glory, for His pleasure. Your life is to be lived in such a way as to reflect Him, to show the world the character of God—His love, His peace, His mercy, His gentleness. You are to live for Him, to accomplish His will. To miss this purpose is to miss fulfillment. It is to have existed rather than to have lived” 

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Isaiah 43:1-7 (NASB) –  But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!  “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.  
“For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.“Since you are precious in My sight, Since you are honored and I love you, I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life. “Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west.“ I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back. ’Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth, Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory,Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.” 

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things,  and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” – Revelation 4:11 (NASB)

Thou art worthy, O Lord,  to receive glory and honour and power:  for thou hast created all things,  and for thy pleasure they are and were created. – Revelation 4:11 (KJV) – 


Elohim – Strong’s #430  Definition
Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: – angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.

< “Strong’s #430 – אֱלֹהִים – Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon.” Accessed March 25, 2017. >


The word Elohim is the plural of El (or possibly of Eloah) and is the first name for God given in the Tanakh: “In the beginning, God (Elohim) created the heavens

< “The Hebrew Name for God – Elohim.” The Hebrew Name for God – Elohim. Accessed March 25, 2017. >


Only Christianity adequately answers the problem of the one and the many. “God,” in today’s passage, is used as the translation of the Hebrew plural noun Elohim. It can be translated “gods,” but the context demands otherwise. Biblical monotheism, as well as the fact that Elohim is often followed by a singular verb, reveals that Scripture conceives of only one God, even when it uses a plural name for Him.
Why, then, do the biblical authors use Elohim if it is a plural noun? Because the Lord’s character and attributes are multifaceted, Elohim describes the depth of the riches of His being. This use, the plural of intensity, emphasizes His transcendence and His authorship of the world’s diversity. Elohim, as a plural of majesty, highlights God’s oneness. Everything ascribed to deity finds its fullness in Him. He is the “Most High God” because being itself finds expression ultimately in Him. Elohim’s orderly cosmos reveals the order in Himself.
Elohim’s Trinitarian existence most fully demonstrates this principle. Three distinct persons exist harmoniously within God’s one essence. A universe of complexity and harmony exists to manifest His unity and complexity to His glory. Moses may not have had the doctrine of the Trinity in mind when He wrote Genesis, but it is not inconsistent with the name Elohim. This name was not inspired haphazardly, for it hints at His unity an complexity.

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Meaning and Derivation: Elohim is translated as “God.” The derivation of the name Elohim is debatable to most scholars. Some believe it derived from ‘êl which, in turn, originates from the root word, ‘wl (which means “strong”). Others think that Elohim is derived from another two roots: ‘lh (which means “god”) in conjunction with ‘elôah (which means “fear”). And still others presume that both ‘êl and Elohim come from ‘eloah.

< “O.T. Names of God.” Blue Letter Bible. Accessed March 25, 2017. >