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Elohim

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The genus of which ghosts, Chemosh, Dagon, Baal, Jahveh, etc., were species. The ghost or spectre which appeared to Saul (1 Sam. xxviii. 14–20) is called Elohim. “I see Elohim coming up out of the earth,” said the witch; and Saul asked, “What is HE like?” (Huxley: Nineteenth Century, March, 1886.)        

“The word Elŏhim is often applied in the Bible to the gods of the Gentiles.”—Lenormant: Beginnings of History, chap. vii.

¶ In theology, Elõhim (the plural of Elõah) means the “Lord of Hosts,” or Lord of all power and might. Jehõvah signifies rather the God of mercy and forgiveness. Hence, Elohim is used to express the God of creation, but Jehovah the God of the covenant of mercy.        

“Elohim designates the fulness of Divine power.”—Religious Encyclopœdia.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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