The Change To Eluw’ah And Eluw’hiym
It was my own fault asking for the meaning of Elo’ah so late in the game. Till now I had accepted the Hebrew text’s rendering and never once thought it might be incorrect.
When learning from Yeshuwa it is important to do one’s homework first and see if answers are already available in the literature. He is there as a last resort for knowledge, yet a great resource where there is none, or information is incorrect.
Since 2008 I have been been investigating the origins of the name God or ό Θεός in biblical Greek texts. It soon became apparent that they have pagan beginnings. So I sought to understand why. At the time I knew nothing about Google Earth 3-
Back in 2008-
The new forms Eluw’ah and Eluhiym are written this way to retain the original mater lectionis (waw) with the former and without it in the latter to avoid confusion. They are pronounced el-
This is an excerpt from the Australia Day 2016 interview:
"Investigating God turned up some interesting material. As you know, I've been investigating its origins." "What is your question, Wayne?" "Adoniy, what is the true meaning of Elo'ah, the plural of which is Elohiym?" "Elo'ah means strength, (and) as plural, strong ones of Yahuw'ah. It used to be Eluw'ah." "So Elohiym or Eluw’hiym [aleph-
"Well, Adoniy, that explanation was unexpected, yet logical. The Massoretes got that one wrong, perhaps because of Adonay('s vowels)." "They did not know about Us, only their man-
So now I have to go through all my published work and make the necessary changes. Naturally this will take time and I apologise for the confusion. If only I had thought to ask earlier.
In my humble opinion Eluw’ah and Eluhiym do sound right. Evidently the consonant waw was dropped out earlier on, yet still remains part of many names involving -
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