Genesis 11

1:1 God (a-4) 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. 2.4.11:1 had (d-5) Lit. 'was.' language, (e-7) Lit. 'lip.' 11:2 from (f-9) Or 'started for.' Lit. 'pulled up their tent-pegs.' 11:3 thoroughly. (g-16) Lit. 'burn them to burning.' 11:4 top (h-16) or 'head.' 11:6 language; (e-13) Lit. 'lip.' 11:7 language, (e-10) speech. (e-18) Lit. 'lip.' 11:9 language (e-12) Lit. 'lip.' Babel; (i-6) Confusion. 11:26 Abram, (a-8) High father. 11:27 Lot. (b-17) Veil. 11:28 Chaldeans. (c-21) Or 'in Chaldea.' 11:29 Sarai; (d-13) My princess.
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