What are the Meaning of the Names of the Lord God -- like Jehovah?
The Glory of the Lord
What's in a name?
We are all known by our name. Many of us carry names that are "family names" handed down for generations. For instance, my middle name, Irene, is also my grandmother's middle name. Irene historically means "peace". Often when we name our children we search for names that have certain meanings to them, hoping that somehow that name will have a bearing on the personality of the child. In times past, this was often how names were given.
So, when we name the name of "God", who are we talking about? What is God's name? Just as my name means peace, so too do the names ascribed to God carry meaning. Each name gives us a glimpse into the character, and nature of our God of the Bible. Listed here are the names of God, along with scripture references for each. At the end of the list, you will find a link that will take you to additional characteristics for reference.
THE NAMES OF GOD
OLD TESTAMENT NAMES FOR GOD
ELOHIM......Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19:1
meaning "God", a reference to God's power and might.
meaning "Lord", a reference to the Lordship of God.
a reference to God's divine salvation.
meaning "The Lord thy sanctifier"
meaning "The Lord my shepherd"
meaning "The Lord who is present"
meaning "The Lord our healer"
meaning "The Lord our righteousness"
meaning "The Lord will provide"
meaning "The Lord our banner"
meaning "The Lord is peace"
meaning "The Lord of Hosts"
EL-ELYON..............Genesis 14:17-20,Isaiah 14:13-14
meaning "The most high God"
meaning "The strong one who sees"
EL-SHADDAI............Genesis 17:1,Psalm 91:1
meaning "The God of the mountains or God Almighty"
meaning "The everlasting God"
For more names of God and a comprehensive list of characteristics:
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