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The Names of God

Exodus 3:15
Moreover God said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: 'The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.'
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If you have reviewed the lessons on prayer, one of the pages was a discussion on the Holiness of God&s name and some of the compound names that demonstrate the character and attributes of God. There are many more naems of God besides the ones listed in this prayer lesson.

As with other men of the Bible, God is described and known by His name. Except in God&s case we find that He has several names by which He identifies Himself.

Consider the following examples of the names of God as found in Scripture and the impact these names have upon your understanding of God. Remember, in the Hebrew (H) and Greek (G), these are proper names, although many English translations use them as descriptions in order to more fully capture the meaning.

El (H)
Elohim (H)
Theos (G)
God (in the Hebrew Elohim is plural) Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Elohim Sabaoth (H)
Yahweh Sabaoth (H)
God Almighty or God of Hosts Amos 5:27 "Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus," says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.
El Shaddai (H) God Almighty Gen 17:1; 28:3; 35:11; 43:14; 48:3; Exod 6:3; Ezekiel 10:5 Moreover, the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.
Theos Pantokrator (G) God Almighty Rev 16:14; Revelation 19:15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
El Elyon (H) God Most High Gen 14:18-20; Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer.
Elohim Elyon (H) God Most High Psalm 57:2 I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me.
Yahweh El Elyon (H) Lord God Most High Genesis 14:22 Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the Lord God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,
Yahweh (H)
Kurios (G)
Lord
In the Hebrew this is the Tetagram.In English Bibles this is LORD, all capital letters
 
El, Elohim, Yahweh Mighty One, God, the Lord Josh 22:22; Psalm 50:1 The Mighty One, God, the Lord, has spoken, And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Kurios Pantokrator (G) Lord Almighty 2 Corinthians 6:18 "And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.
Kurios Sabaoth (G) Lord Almighty James 5:4; Romans 9:29 And just as Isaiah foretold, "Unless the Lord of Sabaoth had left to us a posterity, We would have become like Sodom, and would have resembled Gomorrah."
Adonai (H) Lord
When our English Bibles spell Lord in the Old Testament with small letters as here, it is Adonai.
 
Adon Yahweh Sabaoth Lord, the Lord Almighty Isaiah 1:24 Therefore the Lord God of hosts, The Mighty One of Israel, declares, "Ah, I will be relieved of My adversaries And avenge Myself on My foes.
Adonai Yahweh Sabaoth Lord, the Lord Almighty Ps 69:6; Is 22:5, 12,14,15; Jer 46:10; Jeremiah 50:31 "Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Declares the Lord God of hosts, "For your day has come, The time when I will punish you.
Yahweh Elohim (H) Lord God Gen 3:8; Neh 9:7; Ps 68:18; Jonah 4:6 So the Lord God appointed a plant and it grew up over Jonah to be a shade over his head to deliver him from his discomfort. And Jonah was extremely happy about the plant.
Kurios Theos (G) Lord God Luke 1:32; Rev 22:5; Revelation 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
Yah, Yahweh (H) Lord, Lord Isaiah 12:2 "Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation."
Elah Illai (H) Most High God Dan 3:26; 4:2; 5:18; Daniel 5:21 He was also driven away from mankind, and his heart was made like that of beasts, and his dwelling place was with the wild donkeys. He was given grass to eat like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until he recognized that the Most High God is ruler over the realm of mankind and that He sets over it whomever He wishes.
Hupsistos Theos (G) Most High God Mark 5:7; Acts 16:17;Hebrews 7:1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
Adonai Yahweh
Yahweh Adonai
Sovereign Lord Deut 9:26; Jos 7:7; Jud 6:22; Habakkuk 3:19 The Lord God is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds& feet, And makes me walk on my high places.
Jehovah Tsidkenu

Jehovah m&kaddesh
Jehovah Shalom
Jehovah Shammah
Jehovah Rophe
Jehovah Jireh
Jehovah Nissi
Jehovah Rohi
Jehovah our righteousness
Jehovah who sanctifies
Jehovah is peace
Jehovah is there
Jehovah heals
Jehovah will provide
Jehovah my banner
Jehovah my Shepherd
These compound names of God are discussed on one of the prayer pages.

Another name for God is found in Exodus 3:14, the great "I AM" name.
Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, &I AM has sent me to you.& "
This name is discussed in more detail on our names of Jesus page.

 

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