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Lesson 31 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course 5

plural word, its usage DOES NOT mean there
are two or more God Beings in the Old Testa-
ment since Elohim is used in the SINGULAR
FORM virtually every time it is used. Elohim is
merely a TITLE for the God of the Old Testa-
ment whose name is YEHOVAH (YHVH). And
YEHOVAH is almost always used in the
SINGULAR throughout the Old Testament.
In fact, the word Elohim REPLACED
the Name of YEHOVAH in the Scriptures,
incorporating the PAGAN tendency to employ
plural forms, which the Hebrew unfortunately
2. Are there any other verses in the Old
Testament that show YEHOVAH God was
ALONE at the beginning? Deuteronomy 4:35.
COMMENT: This verse is very clear --
“...there is NONE other besides Him.”
3. Read, now, Deuteronomy 4:39.
4. What about Deuteronomy 6:4-5?
5. Does the prophet Isaiah also CLEAR-
LY show there is ONE God? Isaiah 43:10.
6. Also, read Isaiah 44:6.
proclaim that “there is NO God besides Me” in
Summertime view of the Milky Way. “In the Isaiah 45:5?
beginning [YEHOVAH] GOD created the heavens COMMENT: There are literally dozens
and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Shown here is a of other verses in the Old Testament that leave
small segment of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, NO DOUBT YEHOVAH God was the ONLY
which contains approximately 100 BILLION Divine Being up to the time Yeshua the Messiah
suns! ascended into heaven to sit at YEHOVAH’s
right hand following his resurrection from the
Pentateuch and Haftorahs, edited by J.H. dead in 31 A.D. Here are some of them: Isaiah
Hertz, gives us the following explanation -- 44:8, Isaiah 45:18, Isaiah 45:21, Isaiah 45:22,
“Elohim is a plural form, which is often Psalm 72:18.
used in Hebrew to denote PLENITUDE OF 8. What about the New Testament? Does
MIGHT. Here it indicated that God compre- the same concept of a SINGULAR God follow
hends and unifies all the forces of eternity and through into the New Testament writings? Mark
infinity. 12:28-30.
“created. The Hebrew word is in the 9. Is Mark consistent in showing there is
SINGULAR, thus PRECLUDING any idea that only ONE God? Mark 12:32-34.
its subject, Elohim, is to be understood in a plural 10. What about the apostle John -- does
sense. The term bara is used exclusively of he also back up the Old Testament scriptures?
Divine activity” (Second Edition, Soncino Press, John 17:1, 3.
London, 1981, pp. 2). 11. What about James? James 2:19,
COMMENT: Even though Elohim is a 4:12.

How Do You Know YEHOVAH God Exists?
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