is the very first name of God found in the Bible.  Throughout the Old Testament Elohim (אֱלֹהִים ‘el-o-heem’) is used over 2,300 times.  

El meaning “Strong One,” and ohim meaning “to swear or bind with an oath.” So, God is the Strong One who manifests himself by his Word. This name is often used to remind the reader of the strength or faithfulness of God.

Moses wrote, “From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God [Elohim]” (Ps. 90:2).

Elohim has the unusual structure of being plural in form. In Genesis 1:1, we read, “In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth.” From the very beginning, this plural form for the name of God is used to describe the One God, a mystery that is uncovered throughout the rest of the Bible.