Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Old Testament Names of God

New Community is beginning a new series called Origins. Daniel Guy, a creative team member, came up with this idea after watching the movie Wolverine. The premise is that origin defines purpose. We will explore what the Bible says about Creation, Covenant, Christ, and the Church.

Because of the interest sparked from "Yahweh," a new song from Hillsong, and the help of my new software Logos (best there is), I thought I'd share the Old Testament names of God with the couple of those who follow this blog. I hope this will be an encouragement to you.

GOD - 16 Old Testament Names

1. Elohim, meaning “God,” a reference to God’s power and might Gen. 1:1; Ps. 19:1
2. Adonai, meaning “Lord,” a reference to the Lordship of God Mal. 1:6
3. Jehovah (sometimes spelled Yahweh), a reference to God’s divine salvation Gen. 2:4
4. Jehovah-Maccaddeshem, meaning “The Lord thy sanctifier” Exod. 31:13
5. Jehovah-Rohi, meaning “The Lord my shepherd” Ps. 23:1
6. Jehovah-Shammah, meaning “The Lord who is present” Ezek. 48:35
7. Jehovah-Rapha, meaning “The Lord our healer” Exod. 16:26
8. Jehovah-Tsidkenu, meaning “The Lord our righteousness” Jer. 23:6
9. Jehovah-Jireh, meaning “The Lord will provide” Gen. 22:13-14
10. Jehovah-Nissi, meaning “The Lord our banner” Exod. 17:15
11. Jehovah-Shalom, meaning “The Lord is peace” Judg. 6:24
12. Jehovah-Sabbaoth, meaning “The Lord of Hosts” Isa. 6:1-3
13. El-Elyon, meaning “The most high God” Gen. 14:17-20; Isa. 14:13-14
14. El-Roi, meaning “The strong one who sees” Gen. 16:12
15. El-Shaddai, meaning “The God of the mountains” or “God almighty” Gen. 17:1; Ps. 91:1
16. El-Olam, meaning “The everlasting God” Isa. 40:28-31

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