B. Holy Echad Marriage & the Elohim Principle
7. Yahweh of Powers
7.1 Before we can understand what biblical marriage is, we must first understand the Elohim Principle.
7.2 'Elohim' is the plural form of the Hebrew word 'El' which we traditionally translate as 'God(s)' (Elohim), 'god' (el) or 'gods' (elohim) (though the English word 'God' is derived from an Indo-Germanic fertility deity called 'Ghodh') which some more accurately render as 'Mighty One(s)', 'Authority/Authorities', or better still, 'Power(s)'.
7.3 When our English Bibles speak of 'Lord God' they are more accurately speaking of Yahweh-Elohim or 'Yahweh of Powers'.
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