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What’s in a Name?. A look at the Names of God in Scripture. Ihsou $ Xristo $ Qeou Uio $ Swthr. The Agenda. What’s in a Name – why so important? The Basics – El, Elohim , YHWH, Adonai Compounds – El Shaddai , Jahweh Jireh etc. New Testament Names

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What s in a name

What’s in a Name?

A look at the Names of Godin Scripture

Ihsou$

Xristo$

Qeou

Uio$

Swthr


The agenda

The Agenda

  • What’s in a Name – why so important?

  • The Basics – El, Elohim, YHWH, Adonai

  • Compounds – El Shaddai, JahwehJireh etc.

  • New Testament Names

  • The Name, Character & Relationship with Man


Why so important

Why so important?

  • Little significance in modern culture

  • Name communicates character. Important

  • Personal Character of a Name

  • Naming  Power; esp. re-naming

  • Names & Relationship – NB God revealed His Name to His people


The basics

The Basics

  • El - la God “mighty, strong, prominent” 250 times in OT

  • Elohim– <yhlaplural of El but with singular verb

  • YHWH/Yahweh / Jehovah –יהוה 6,800 times in OT, never of pagan deities

  • Adonai– y/da lord, master, owner, superior, sovereign. 300 times; 215 times of men


Putting them together

Putting them together

  • El Berith – God of the Covenant Judg 8:33 & 9:46

  • El Elyon – Most high GodGen 14:18

  • El Gibbor – Mighty God – all powerful One Isa 9:6

  • El Olam – Everlasting God Gen 21:33

  • El Roi – The God who sees Gen 16:13

  • El Shaddai – Almighty God – All-sufficient One Gen 17:1-2


Elohim

Elohimאֱלֹהִים

  • First Name given for God in the Bible (Gen 1:1)

  • Plural word, singular verbs! Majesty; Trinity?

  • God, gods, rulers, judges, angels. Cf. Jn10:34; Ps 82:6. 2,570 times in OT

  • Elohim is holy, righteous, jealous, merciful, gracious, great & terrible, forgiving & faithful


Yahweh jehovah

Yahweh / Jehovah יְהֹוָה

  • Most English translations YHWH = LORD caps

  • ‘I am who I am’ and thus ‘the self-existent One’ (Ex 3:13–15 )

  • I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Yahweh I was not known to them. (Ex 6:3)

  • JEDP hypothesis – different authors?

  • Suggestion: Yahweh used in covenant relationship; Elohim = Creator & Lord


Jehovah names

Jehovah Names

  • Jehovah-jireh: The Lord will Provide. Gen. 22:14

  • Jehovah-ropheka(also spelled Jehovah-Rapha): The Lord Who Heals. Ex. 15:22-26.

  • Jehovah-nissi: The Lord Our Banner. Ex. 17:15

  • Jehovah-m'kaddesh(also spelled Jehovah Mekoddishkem): The Lord Who Sanctifies. Ex. 31:13 Lev. 20:8

  • Jehovah-shalom:The Lord Our Peace. Jud 6:24

  • Jehovah-tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness Jer. 23:5–6 33:16


Ehyeh asher ehyeh

אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶהEhyehAsher Ehyeh

  • Jehovah Elohim: "LORD God" Gen. 2:4

  • Jehovah-rohi: "The Lord Our Shepherd" Ps 23

  • Jehovah-shammah: "The Lord is There" or the “Jehovah the Existing One” (Ezek. 48:35).

  • Jehovah-sabaoth: "The Lord of Hosts" or “the Lord of Powers” or “The Lord of the Armies.”


New testament names

New Testament Names

  • Jesus = Yehoshua or Yeshua = Yahweh saves

  • Christ = anointed = Messiah

  • Alpha & Omega = A & W –beginning & end)

  • GOOD SHEPHERDJohn 10:11

  • GREAT HIGH PRIESTHebrews 4:14

  • GREAT SHEPHERDHebrews 13:20

  • WORD OF GODRevelation 19:13

  • Qeo $Kurio$ Despote$

  • God Lord Master


What s in a name

ABBA (Dad)Romans 8:15

BREAD OF LIFEJohn 6:35

CHRIST Matthew 16:16

DELIVERERRomans 11:26

ENDRevelation 21:6

FAITHFUL ONERevelation 19:11

GREAT HIGH PRIESTHebrews 4:14

HEAD OF THE CHURCHEphesians 5:23

IMAGE OF GODII Cor. 4:4

JESUSMatthew 1:21

KING OF KINGSI Timothy 6:15

LORD OF ALLActs 10:36

MESSIAHJohn 4:25

NAZARENEMatthew 2:23

OMEGA Revelation 22:13

POWER OF GODI Cor. 1:24

RIGHTEOUS ONEI John 2:1

SAVIOURLuke 2:11

TRUE WITNESSRevelation 3:14

VINEJohn 15:5

WORD OF GODRevelation 19:13


Who is god to you

Who is God to you?

  • Is He your

    • Most High God& All sufficient One

    • Master, Lord of Peace

    • The Lord Who Will Provide

    • Your Father?

    • Ra’ah, the Lord our Shepherd.

  • God knows us by our name, shouldn't we know Him by His?


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