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comment What are the various ways that “elohim” has been translated?
@fredsbend also, check out Why can't I ask my 'big question?'
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comment What are the various ways that “elohim” has been translated?
See relevant meta post: Clarification on Questions About the Original Languages Without Seeking to Understand a Specific Text
11h
comment What are the various ways that “elohim” has been translated?
@fredsbend yes, and it is not focused on understanding a specific text. The broad piece is the biggest issue. The specific text piece is controversial - hence the meta post I am still working on.
11h
comment What are the various ways that “elohim” has been translated?
@fredsbend having a broad scope on questions doesn't excite experts to bother answering, either. We have to find the balance. Given that there could be multiple authors using the word 'elohim' in different ways in Genesis alone, this becomes a very broad and massive question to answer without some constraints. An entire dissertation would be needed to answer this question well in its current form. Even so, I am working on a meta post so the community can weigh in.
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comment What are the various ways that “elohim” has been translated?
@fredsbend you've raised some good points, but I also agree with Susan that there needs to be bounds for such a question. Different authors use words differently, and there are likely multiple authors of Genesis who use this word differently in each case (cf. documentary hypothesis). The meta question posted by Susan has been an ongoing source of confusion/contention, and the current top-voted answer was written before many other examples were given (and I asked the OP to update in February to no avail). This looks like good meta fodder.
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comment Was Jesus’ commandment to “love enemies” (Matthew 5:43) meant literally?
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comment What are the various ways that “elohim” has been translated?
Related: In Genesis 20:13, why is elohim with a plural verb translated God rather than gods?
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comment What are the various ways that “elohim” has been translated?
Related: Should the word elohim in Psalm 8:5 be translated into gods/angels/or god?
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comment What are the various ways that “elohim” has been translated?
Related: Why is Elohim translated as God rather than gods in Genesis 1:1?
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comment What are the various ways that “elohim” has been translated?
This is focused on a Hebrew word rather than on a specific text, and this question can be easily answered with a concordance (and there are many available for free online).
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comment Is ἐγώ εἰμι testified in extra-biblical Greek as an expression for saying “I am he”?
This is outstanding.... +1
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comment Does Jesus show compassion to demons in Mark 5:12-13
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comment How to save Paul from the Galatians 3 “seed” vs “seeds” argument blunder?
Claiming the meaning of a specific word in a given context on the basis of the Strong's Concordance is not a reliable claim. Please see this post which explains how to effectively (and properly) use Strong's Concordance.
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comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
@Bench I appreciate your willingness to edit. It would be helpful to correspond in comments. The last question still needs to be removed for this to be on topic ("If so, how many times will Christ Jesus sit down to judge?").
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comment Why is the genealogy in Luke attributed to Mary?
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comment James 1:11 - “…its flower falls…”
@swasheck this comment is over a year late, but could you tell me who this scholar is?
Dec
14
comment Is LXX “Enoch pleased God” a reasonable idiomatic translation of Hebrew “Enoch walked with God”?
This is no longer 'not an answer' by our site's standards given the most recent edit. I've thus undeleted it.
Dec
11
comment Could Jesus Christ hate something or someone?
Ahh yes, that's true. This would be a philosophical question since it does not specify a particular system of thought (possibly still even if it did).
Dec
11
comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
As an example, it could be focused on the Apocalypse passage, asking if Paul's letter to the Corinthians may have been a source text for the idea of judgment before a throne (and if not, where the idea came from - but even a small amount of research into Greco-Roman culture would show that a 'judgment seat' was a standard component of their legal system). But the second question shows that the OP's intent is inherently to apply these texts to Christian theology, and thus would be better asked elsewhere.
Dec
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comment What is being “judged” in 2 Corinthians 5:10?
@Tau it could certainly be rewritten to focus on a linguistic connection between the texts, i.e. by identifying language in the Greek text that is similar between the two and asking where the concept came from or if they were referring to the same thing. But the modern Christian theological connection would be off topic (but not early apocalyptic theological beliefs held by the original authors - which would be squarely on topic). The problem is that requires considerably more research effort, knowledge of the original languages, etc. None of which have been provided.