I started studying the Hebrew behind the English starting with Genesis. And I got stopped dead in my tracks this morning and this thread opened up.
Gen 1:1 In the beginningH7225 GodH430 createdH1254 the heavenH8064 and the earth.H776
The Hebrew word here is in the Plural form.
H430 אֱלֹהִים ‘ĕlôhı̂ym el-o-heem’ Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense;
It is found 2601 times. 188 times it is not found as God.
5 Judge & Judges
It really makes the “US” in this verse make sense now. It has always perplexed me.
(DRB) And he said: Behold Adam is become as one of us,
(JPS) And the LORD God said: 'Behold, the man is become as one of us,
(KJV) And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us,
(YLT) And Jehovah God saith, 'Lo, the man was as one of Us,
H433 אֱלֹהַּ אֱלוֹהַּ ‘ĕlôahh ‘ĕlôahh el-o’-ah, el-o’-ah God, god 57 Occurances. God is used inclusively