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El-ohim

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Submitted by Rich (United States), Jan 13, 2006 at 16:02

El, in the Cannanite religion was the head of a pantheon of gods, Baal and Ashera etc...

Sometimes El is connected with an adjective such as El Shaddai, El Elyon or as a localized God such as Beth El etc...

My problem is that how in the world can El Ohim mean fullness of might? Every Orthodox Rabbi I have ever spoken with says that they have no clue what Ohim means and that they believe it to be one word...Elohim.

I maintain it is two separate words and that we have lost the meaning of Ohim.

Rich
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