365 Names: Elohim

ELOHIM. Hebrew usually translated in most Bibles as “God,” but also occasionally for “gods,” “divine beings,” or “judges.” In the Torah, this Name denotes God’s judgmental aspect. It’s also the first one given in the Torah, and as it’s associated with the first creation story some consider that tale a metaphor for the dawning of consciousness: that Reality is not created from Nothing so much as it’s distinguished from Chaos.

Each day of 2011, Metaphorager.Net will feature a different name for that-which-some-people-call-God. Some will be original, others traditional. If you want to see your favorite here, send it to scoop@sonic.net with the subject line “365 Names” and whether or not you want to be credited.

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