Elohim (ĕlōhēmˈ, ēlōˈhĭm, ĕlˈōhēm) [key], term used to designate the God of Israel. The use of Elohim in Israel's religious texts is an attempt to treat the particular Hebrew God, Yahweh, in a more general religious context.

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