“26 Then ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the-Magistrates, the-Angels (Messengers, etc.), Judges, etc..] said, “ Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over [a]all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.27 So ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the-Magistrates, the-Angels (Messengers, etc.), etc..] created man in ‘His’ [ha-Ga’al: the-Redeemer’s, the-Deliverer’s, etc..] own image; in the image of ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the-Magistrates, the-Angels (Messengers, etc.), etc..] ‘He’ [ha-‘Iysh: the-Steward, the-Worthy, etc..] created him; male and female ‘He’ [ha-‘Iysh: the-Steward, the-Worthy, etc..] created them. ”
And such is the original word, that the heavenly Government we call G-d, the white bearded man (or invisible power), was originally ‘Elohiym – the Magistrates, the Angels in heaven, a plurality that make up ONE heavenly body – not one figure of a man. Those who are One in purpose and wisdom, who call us to be one in same.
And once again how original words impact man-made imagery (idols) of a creator. Think of it, Magistrates in heaven that made us as them, male and female, that we too may do as them one day. The sum of which is a heavenly body /wisdom intended to work through us here on earth, man and woman who is made in their image and likeness; the wisdom taught by and through the prophets, the messengers, indeed, through the Hebrew YH’shua; and through those who follow.
Paraphrasing, “the way, the truth, the life!”; One way, one truth, one life. Amein? Amein!
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:
One: אֶחָדʼechâd, ekh-awd’; a numeral from H258; properly, united, i.e. one; or (as an ordinal) first:—a, alike, alone, altogether, and, any(-thing), apiece, a certain, (dai-) ly, each (one), eleven, every, few, first, highway, a man, once, one, only, other, some, together, https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h259/kjv/wlc/0-1/
G-d: 430 ‘elohiym el-o-heem’ plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus,especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference tomagistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:–‘angels’ [malak(im): messengers, etc..], X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h430/kjv/wlc/0-1/
His:גָּאַלgâʼal, gaw-al’; a primitive root, to redeem (according to the Oriental law of kinship), i.e. to be the next of kin (and as such to buy back a relative’s property, marry his widow, etc.):—× in any wise, × at all, avenger, deliver[–er’s], (do, perform the part of near, next) kinsfolk(-man), purchase, ransom, redeem(–er[‘s]), revenger. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h1350/nkjv/wlc/0-1/
He: 376 ‘iysh eesh contracted for 582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation):–also, another, any (man), a certain, + champion, consent, each, every (one), fellow, (foot-, husband-)man, (good-, great, mighty) man, he, high (degree), him (that is), husband, man(-kind), + none, one, people, person, + steward, what (man) soever, whoso(-ever), worthy. Compare 802
Significance of the Name of the ‘Elohiym of Israel:
YHWH (YH) (the ‘I AM’):
“Moses says: May I say who sent me? He asks for ‘God’s‘ [‘Elohiym’s] name. The Israelites will want to know who has sent me, and ‘God’ [‘Elohiym] replies with a sentence, “Ehyeh asher ehyeh.” This is a first person sentence that can be translated, “I am who I am”, or perhaps, “I will be who I will be,”.. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_that_I_Am
The name that identifies the true ‘Elohiym of Abraham, the ‘Word and Works of Abraham’s ‘Elohiym! The expressions (ruwach: spirit, etc..) of the ‘Elohiym of Abraham (YHWH); YH then becoming the truth, the way, the life, as taught by the angels in heaven and the appointed, men, women, prophets leading to ‘YH’shua’ (YH Saves) ,and those who follow (Also see: John 14:12).