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Examples of Laban
The reason is that after the Babylonish captivity the unity of the Supreme Being was the prevailing opinion of the Jews; it was therefore thought proper to introduce a pious solecism in language, which it is evident had no existence before Moses; thus in the names of the children of Jacob many of them are compounded of a plural verb, to which Elohim is the nominative case understood, as Raouben (Reuben), they have looked upon me, and Samaonni (Simeon), they have granted me my prayer; to wit, the Elohim.
It may be farther asked why the plural substantive Elohim is made to agree with the singular verb bara (the Elohim creates).
And the conversation itself was so different.
Instead of the well-ordered and sedate school meal, here all the eatables from fish to pie were put upon the table at the same time and the servant-or housekeeper, which to his mind were one and the same-sat down, not only to eat with the family, but to take at least an equal part in the conversation.
This simple statement appeared to cause a most surprising sensation.
The Snows and their housekeeper looked at each other.