To begin with, the word 'Eloheem' is generally rendered as 'God' in our western translations, and it is the plural form of 'El', which is also used for 'God'. In other words, it should be rendered as 'Gods'. But more specifically, the word Eloheem really suggests the concept of 'powers', as in the PLURAL form of 'power'. God is the ultimate power, and His essence is 3 in 1, or a plural form of 'power'. From this, you can see how we arrive at the translation 'God', because the 'Eloheem' are in fact the plural 'Trinity' of God. But as with the first two words noted above, we are more interested in what will be revealed by the ancient pictograph letters within this word.
You can see from the Hebrew words above, which are read from right to left, that the third word of Genesis 1:1 is indeed 'Eloheem'. The first letter is the 'Aleph', which has the vowel sound of a short 'E' in this instance. The second letter is the 'Lamed', which has the sound of an 'L'. The third letter is the 'Hey', which sounds like an 'H'. The fourth letter is the 'Yud', which in this instance has the sound of a 'Y' as it would sound in the word 'story'. The last letter is the 'Mem', which has the sound of an 'M'. When combined, they result in 'E-L-H-Y-M', which phonetically sounds like 'Eloheem' when the vowel point is added to the Lamed. These letters and their associated pictographic meanings, listed in their proper order, are noted in the chart below;
|Hey||Man with Raised Arms||Look/Reveal/Breathe|
|Yud||Arm and Hand||Work/Effort/Throw/Worship|
Okay, now for the fun part. We've learned previously that the Aleph and Lamed form the root 'El', which is a commonly used name for "God", but really means the "power" that teaches or yokes or binds, as explained above. So we have the first two letters covered. Now, one of the primary meanings of the third letter 'Hey' is "reveal", while the fourth letter 'Yud' generally means "work", and the final letter 'Mem' carries the meaning "blood". In total then, the underlying meaning of the word 'Eloheem' can also read;
"God revealed His work through Blood."
Now, we don't have to think to much to establish just HOW His work was revealed, because it is Jesus through whom God's "work" was revealed, and it was Jesus whose "blood" atoned for our sins, for all time, as described by Paul in the following passage;
"So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel." (2Timothy 1:8-10)