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 (ĕl′ō-hēm′, -hĭm′, ə-lō′hĭm)
A name for God in the Hebrew Scriptures.

[Hebrew 'ĕlōhîm, pl. of 'ĕlōah, god; see ʔl in Semitic roots.]
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(ɛˈləʊhɪm; ˌɛləʊˈhiːm)
(Bible) Old Testament a Hebrew word for God or gods
[C17: from Hebrew 'Elōhim, plural (used to indicate uniqueness) of 'Elōah God; probably related to 'El God]
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(ˌɛl oʊˈhim, -ˈhɪm)

God, esp. as used in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.
[< Hebrew]
El`o•him′ic (-ˈhɪm ɪk) adj.
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References in classic literature ?
"El Elohim!" ejaculated the Pharisee, as the discordant tones of the centurion rattled up the crags of the precipice, and fainted away against the temple -"El Elohim!--who is the god Phoebus?--whom doth the blasphemer invoke?
Rael, real name Claude Vorilhon, said the Elohim are keen on cloning because once developed it will give humans eternal life.
Cult members believe in the creation story recounted in Genesis, but they believe the word Elohim - the Hebrew word for the God who created Adam and Eve - means not "God" but "those who came from the sky," or in other words, visitors from another planet.
I find it strange that there is not a full section on Elohim, because the apparent plurality of the form must interest many readers and ought to be significant for our understanding of God.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be at Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield.
For the past nine years, at this time of year, Andy Bachman, a favorite Vox Tablet guest, would be gathering his thoughts in order to lead High Holiday services at Brooklyn's Congregation Beth Elohim. Bachman was the head rabbi there.
To quote several examples: the term elohim is usually translated as "God" or "gods." On some occasions, an alternative proper translation is "judges," as in the legislation found in Exodus 21:6; 22:6-8.
A search on the word Elohim came up with 2,601 occurrences in 587 "articles" (articles here means chapters).
The memo noted that Guthrie and his fellow robbers frequented a rural Aryan redoubt in eastern Oklahoma known as Elohim City, which this magazine has covered extensively over the past decade.
5, B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield.
So, days after the documentary aired, I attended my first Shabbat at Wellesley's Temple Beth Elohim, venturing outside the neutral cocoon of my Unitarian life.