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The Names of God

Author's Bias: Interpretation: conservative

Names of God

Throughout the Bible, God is called by many names which reflect an attribute or a relationship that illustrates a character of His.

For example, God gives Himself a title that He wants the nation of Israel to remember Him by - Yahweh-Mekaddesh (The Lord sanctifies).

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, "But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord (Yĕhovah) who sanctifies you (qadash).'" (Ex 31:12-13)

Jesus makes clear to the Sadducees that there is a future life with the resurrection; when a Believer dies, he continues to exist - God is the God of the living (Theos Zao).

But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God (theos): I am the God (theos) of Abraham, and the God (theos) of Isaac, and the God (theos) of Jacob'? He is not the God (theos) of the dead but of the living (zaō)." (Matt 22:31-32)

When facing His greatest challenge, Jesus calls upon His Father: Abba (Father).

And He was saying, "Abba (abba)! Father (patēr)! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will." (Mark 14:36)

For human beings, one of the most loved names of God reflects the comfort of being in the personal care of God - Yahweh-Rohi (The Lord is my shepherd).

The Lord (Yĕhovah) is my shepherd (rā'âh), I shall not want. (Ps 23:1)


To learn more, see:

The Names God Calls Himself

The Names Jesus Calls God

The Names Men Call God



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