The most often used word for “God” is the term Elohim. It is used of the true God (Gen. 1:1) and of false “gods” (Ex. 20:3). When used of the true God, it is translated in the singular. When used of false “gods,” it is translated in the plural. The fact that a plural noun is used of the one true God opens the door to the concept of complex, indivisible unity in the Godhead. This fact is not a proof of complex, indivisible unity because there is a usage of plural nouns in Hebrew known as the “plural of majesty,” but it is consistent with and opens the door to the idea.
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