Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:04

'Eloheem' - Revealed Through Blood

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This is the third word in our analysis of Genesis 1:1, where the ancient pictographic forms of the Hebrew letters have alot more to say about God and His word than just the surface meaning of the words that they form.

The first word we examined was the very first word of the Bible, 'Beraysheet', which means "in the beginning" in today's translations. But we discovered that there was an underlying meaning in the pictographs which suggested that "The Son of God will be pressed by his own hand on a cross". Then, the second word of the Bible, 'Bara', is typically translated as "created", while the pictographs of the word openly point to the "Son of God" as the Creator. This week we'll examine the third word of the Bible, 'Eloheem', and we'll see what the pictographs have to say about this commonly used name for God.

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;

LETTER        PICTOGRAPH                MEANINGS
Aleph Ox's Head Strong/Power/Leader
Lamed Shepherd's Staff Teach/Yoke/Bind
Hey Man with Raised Arms Look/Reveal/Breathe
Yud Arm and Hand Work/Effort/Throw/Worship
Mem Water/Waves Chaos/Mighty/Blood

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)

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#4 Mike 2013-10-02 19:34

My e-mail notification has not been working over the last few weeks, which is why I never knew you made a comment here. We now have it cleared up. Please feel free to post again with your information.


#3 Albert:Not a comment 2013-09-19 22:32
Hello Sir,

Thank you for our good work.
The blessings of heaven be upon you.

I have had a recent gift of prophecy/ for
the edification, of myself and the brotherhood, that I would like to share with you.

Christianity does have mysteries and amazing happenings.

Please let me know if I may send the report to you.

A brother in the Faith and the Love.

#2 Mike 2012-08-08 18:04
Hi Charles,

Just do a web search for 'The Ancient Hebrew Research Center'. That site will give you a great deal of information about the Hebrew language, and their emphasis is on the original pictographic letters.


#1 Charles 2012-08-08 12:54
I enjoy your website. What sources would you recommend to study the meanings of the Hebrew letters? Thank you for your help.