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Question 12.24:
Why are there different names for G-d?

Answer:

Here is an explanation of some of the names used:

Does the grammar or use a unique one or singular being, as compared to that implied by the use of the plural? Not really, because the adjectives and verbs used with these names are consistantly singular. The name can't be intended as a plural, which is a second reason, aside from the monotheistic theology.

There is more information in answer 9.11.


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