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God or gods

Elohim (el-o-heem’)



AThe ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.
lThe ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff to exercise authority over the sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, move forward, or authority.
hThe ‘Hey’ pictograph represents a man with his hands in the air trying to get someone’s attention. It suggests look, reveal, behold.
yThe ‘Yud’ in pictograph form represents an arm and a hand. The picture can mean work, throw, worship or it can simply mean arm or hand.
MThe ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews did not understand the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.

Look! The strong Shephard gives us passage from raging waters into still waters. Elohim is used to denote both the one true God and the lesser gods.

What’s in His Name?

  • See how Ancient Hebrew Word Pictures add depth and clarity to Isaiah’s prophetic description of the coming Messiah.
  • Enjoy creative, contemporary renderings inspired by “His name shall be called…”
  • Share in the insight brought about by the sophistication and clarity of the Hebrew language in its ancient form.
The Hebrew language has carried the eternal message of hope and expectation through millennia of time transcending boundaries of culture, persecution, war and peace. Its unique place as God’s choice to be the repository of the record of God’s interaction with man has given it special prominence in the hearts of those who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of knowing and understanding the intricacies that dictate the relationship between the Creator and the created. Found tucked within the writings of the Biblical writer Isaiah, one prophetic sentence has captured the hearts and minds of readers and scholars alike for centuries. Over seven centuries before His arrival the prophet foretells of the coming of One as a child who will bring the long awaited peace which has been so elusive to mankind. That prophecy takes on even greater vibrancy when seen through the lens of the Ancient Hebrew language in its original pictorial form. What’s in HIS Name? will guide the reader through the prophetic titles of the coming Messiah of Isaiah 9:6 with the same pictorial Aleph Bet Isaiah used for writing, enhanced by contemporary artistic renditions of those Ancient Hebrew names.

A unique blessing awaits the reader of What’s in HIS Name?