Might the "plural of majesty" actually indicating androgyny?

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Ruminator
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Might the "plural of majesty" actually indicating androgyny?

Postby Ruminator » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:14 pm

Might the "plural of majesty" actually indicating androgyny? By that I mean, might singular names of gods that are plural in form actually indicate that the god had a male and a female personality? For example, baalim, elohim, etc.?

If for any reason you want to see why I might suspect such a thing, please see my post here:

https://www.quora.com/Does-Hosea-2-16-t ... ll-Ross-22
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Re: Might the "plural of majesty" actually indicating androgyny?

Postby Isaac Fried » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:51 am

William,

The reason for the plurality of the בעלים and the אדונים is that a herd may hold several alpha-goats, the אלילים of the herders of old, methinks.

Isaac Fried, Boston University


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