Genesis 31

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. 2.4.31:2 previously. (d-16) Lit. 'yesterday [and] the day before;' and so often. 31:3 kindred; (e-16) Or 'birthplace.' see ch. 24.4,7. 31:5 previously; (d-17) Lit. 'yesterday [and] the day before;' and so often. 31:19 teraphim (a-13) Household images. 31:20 deceived (b-3) Lit. 'stole the heart of.' so ver. 26. 31:29 hand (c-9) Lit. 'my hand is as (serves for) God (El).' 31:40 me. (a-5) Lit. 'Thus I was.' 31:42 judged (b-45) Or 'rebuked [thee].' 31:47 Jegar-sahadutha, (c-5) Galeed. (c-10) The one is Aramaic, the other Hebrew. both meaning, 'Heap of witness.' 31:49 Mizpah; (d-3) Watch-tower. 31:54 bread. (a-15) See Deut. 33.19.
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