- "One of the many names used to refer to God" (JPS)
- "Elohim is one of the names of God mentioned in the Torah."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The "k" is pronounced by religious Jews who wish to avoid using God's name. "Elohim" is the general way of referring to God in Modern Hebrew.
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