Who Is He?
(Wm. H. Grotheer)
Beresith (in beginning - no article) bara (created - singular) Elohim (Gods - plural). [Note - Plural subject; singular verb]
NT Comment - John 1:3 - "All things were made by Him (the Word); and without Him was not anything made that was made."
Deuteronomy 6:4 (NWT)
"Listen, 0 Israel: Jehovah [thy Gods (Heb. Plural)] is one Jehovah.
Isaiah 44:6 (ARV)
Thus saith Jehovah, the King of Israel (1), and his Redeemer, Jehovah of hosts (2) I am the first and the last; and beside [us] there is no Elohim ("Gods" Heb. Plural)
NT Comment -
Rev. 1:8 - I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, . . . the Almighty. (Rev. 1:8).
Rev. 1:10-11, 12-13 - I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as a trumpet saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: ... and I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man."
Compare also Rev. 21:6-7 and Rev. 22:12-13
"Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The Branch; and He shall grow up out of His place, and He shall build the temple of the Lord: . . . and He shall be a priest upon His throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between the Two of Them (Heb.)
NT Comment - See John 2:18-22; Heb. 3:1; 7:22-28