In Psalms 8:5 speaking of man "For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour." If one looks at all the various translations of this verse sometimes it is God, sometimes angels or Angel. Thus mortal man is less than a God or angels.
Genesis in its opening phrase shows the arrival of the "Elohim" (eh LO him), who was a Divine Essence of the beginning and first made our atmosphere or skies. Heaven was a physical realm in the sky and the Elohim referred to as "angels" or ancestors of the tradition. They were recorded as having basic attributes of men such as:
Genesis 1:27 man was fashioned in the image of the Elohim, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
Genesis 3:8 "That evening they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden."
Genesis 6:2 sexuality "That the sons of God (fallen angels as used here) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."
Genesis 6:4 "There were giants in the earth in those days..., when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men (Nephilim) which were of old, men of renown."
Genesis 6:6 made mistakes and felt regret "And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart."
The Hebrew word, "Elohim," is the Old Testament plural form of "Eloah" and "Eloah" meaning "gods." Eloah and Eloah in the singular form appears forty times in Job alone. The word God (Elohim) in Genesis 1:1 means the "plural majesty of the one God."
Genesis 11:7 They came down and confound language "Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
Exodus 22:28 "Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people."
1 Samuel 4:8 Philistines were afraid of them "Woe unto us! Who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? These are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all manner of plagues in the wilderness."
1 Samuel 28:13 they are referred to as Gods, "And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth."
All their decisions were made unanimously and they acted like one Divine Emanation. There are many more quotations like these from the King James version of the Bible that uses the word God, whereas the Hebrew uses the word Gods.
As the Jews took up stones against Jesus for his blasphemy of making himself God he stated in St. John 10:34 "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I SAID, YE ARE GODS?" 10:35 "If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken:" 10:36 "Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?"
Paraphrased John 10:34-36 "In your own Law it says that men are gods!" he replied. "So if the Scripture, which cannot be untrue, speaks of those as gods to whom the message of God came, do you call it blasphemy when the one sanctified and sent into the world by the Father says, "I am the Son of God"?
Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), and Azariah (Abednego) were thrown into a blazing furnace (Dan. 3:19-30) but came out unharmed, having had the fellowship of One who looked like "a son of the gods." Translated literally, "looks like a son of the gods," although the KJV changed it to "..and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God," and The Living Bible states, "And the fourth looks like a god!"
The following commentary was added on March 24, 2004 about the phrase "son of the gods" seen in Daniel 3:25. Some sources claim that the word translated "gods" comes from an Aramaic word that can mean "god" (a deity), or "God" (the Lord God). It is noted that the Holman Christian Standard Bible reflects the first meaning, and the King James Version reflects the second. Then it is justified that Nebuchadnezzar, a pagan polytheist, would not have known about the Son of God, thus believing he saw one of the gods. In Daniel 3:28 he referred to that fourth person as an angel. Thus modern Christians see the fourth person as God Himself in the Person of His Son Jesus.
According to Strongs Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, the word "gods" or "god" in Daniel 3:25 is a Hebrew word 'elahh (Chaldean), el-aw', corresponding to (Heb. 'elohiym, el-o-heem', gods in the ordinary sense, specifically used of the supreme God, thus God (gods), with the article it is the plural of) Heb. 'elowahh, el-o'-ah, rarely (shortened) 'eloahh, el-o'-ah, probably prol. (emphatic) from Heb. el, ale, shortened from Heb. 'ayil, ah'-yil, from Heb. 'uwl, ool, from an unused root meaning to twist, i.e. (by implication) be strong, thus properly strength, hence anything strong, thus a deity or the Deity: God, god.
"Christianity denies the reality of 'gods', which is no problem for the Cabalists, who have never translated 'Elohim' as 'God.' For Jews, it is 'Yahweh' that is the 'Ineffable Name' of the 'Immaterial Principle.' They are still waiting for the coming of the Messiah." - The Moon: Outpost of the Gods" Jean Sendy page 77.
"Ideally, it (Bible) should be read in the original Hebrew, but a bilingual edition may be used if necessary. Voltaire directly answers the first question in the article on Genesis in his Philosophical Dictionary (1764): 'In the beginning God created heaven and earth.' That is how it has been translated, but the translation is inaccurate. There is no man with a little education who does not know that the text reads, 'In the beginning the gods made heaven and earth'." - The Coming of the Gods" Jean Sendy page 11.
The word Jehovah can be used in the singular or plural and, as masculine or feminine. Some of these names include: Jehovah, the God of Israel; Adonai (His Lords); Jehovah (plural); the name-Jehovah; the Voice-Jehovah; Jehovah of Hosts (the 'Man of War'); Jehovah-El-Shaddai (who covenanted with Abraham). Thus Elohim (Gods); Yahweh (LORD); and Adonai (Lord). God (Heb. elohim, el, elyon, shadday, yahweh, Gr. theos). One God of all the earth.
To say that all these are simply the names of one Jehovah is to miss the whole point.
In 1 Peter 1:25 "the word of the Lord," the Greek word for Lord (Kurios) means Elohim, God.
The Elohim were the Sons of God (possibly angels), who controlled the elements, with a mathematical, philosophical, psychic science far beyond even our comprehension today. The Bible shows them spending a whole "day" bringing light back to the earth. A "day" may have been the time it takes for one precession of the equinoxes to make the equinoctial sun pass from one sign of the Zodiac to the preceding one, 2,160 years.
So if this bit of logic is true then on the "first day" or "one day" Gen. 1:1-5 they dissipated the opaque clouds amassed by a glaciation age. Restoring light as we know it in a glaciation age would mean dispersing the opaque clouds, causing heavy moisture from increased evaporation. As shown in Job 38:7 the sons of God congratulated each other for the effort to disperse these clouds as they "sang for joy". Also in Genesis 1:4 they saw the light and it was good.
This file last updated on March 24, 2004.