Meaning of 'Elohiym' 
(according to Strong's Concordance)
gods in the plural; majistrates; angels; dieties, messengers (from a higher source than man) (#430)
plural of [#433] elowahh - a diety

strength; mighty; powerful; as a god or diety (#410) 
(#410 is shortened from #352)
#352 - Ayil - strength; chief; a ram; an oak or pilaster

Genesis 1: 26-27 uses #430, meaning Elohiym in the plural; in fact throughout the entire Hebrew Scriptures the word 'God' is #430, meaning 'Elohiym'  - a majistrate of gods or royal authorities with power, strength, intelligence and mental capabilities far superior to man.  Occasionally #410 is used meaning a powerful and strong god or diety.

"And (the) Elohiym said:  Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.... so (the) Elohiym created Adam in their image, in the image of Elohiym created they him.

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