Genesis 1:1 DBY

1 In the beginning God a created the heavens and the earth.

References for Genesis 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Heb. Elohim, the plural of Eloah, 'the Supreme'. It is Deity in the absolute sense. Elohim will, in the text, appear only in the name of Jehovah Elohim; moreover, when Elohim following immediately on Jehovah has a grammatical adjunct, its place will be taken by the English word 'God': see Gen. 9.26 and 24.7. Other Hebrew divine names translated as 'God' will be indicated as follows: Eloah +God; El, (meaning 'The Mighty,' see Gen. 14.18), God. For the meaning of Jehovah, (Heb. Yahveh, or Yehveh), the ever-existing One, see Ex. 3.14,15; Isa. 40.28. For Jah, the existing One objectively, see Ex. 15.2; Ps. 68.4. The name seems to express absolute rather than continuous existence. For Adonai (a name of God, not merely a title), translated 'Lord', see Ezek. 2.4.