Names for God and our Glorious Lord Part 2
by R Cecilia Askew
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As promised I have prepared the next stage of study as it relates to names given and used to call on the triune God and speak about His character. This study will look specifically at the names used in the Old Testament. As before several of the names are familiar, however I want us to use them in today’s context.
Before I start the study it needs to be known that in both the Hebrew and Greek language the word ‘God’ can be used in varying ways. In the Old Testament in was common for certain places and individuals to carry the name of God.
We will study primary and other Hebrew words for God and hopefully learn to pray to our Father with greater understanding.
Hebrew Words that = God of ‘god’
Name: Elohim or Elohymn – Genesis 1
Is the most frequently used word and it means the absolute God, the creator. Here we find the relationship between God and man as creator. In this form it can be found approximately 2,700 times.
Name: Eloah or Elowahh – Book of Job
The name is derived from Elohymm and means God, deity, the divine one. It is the Hebrew equivalent of the Aramaic Elah. You will find the word used some 41 times in the Book of Job.
Name: Elah or Elahh – Daniel 5:3; Books of Ezra and Jeremiah
This Aramaic word is equivalent to the Hebrew Eloah and means God, Rock, Refuge and is used generally throughout the Old Testament and in context will translate “God of Israel”, “God of Jerusalem” and “God of Heaven”.
Name: El Sadday – Ruth 1:21; Psalm 91:1-3
A patriarch’s covenant name for God and is used equally with the tetragrammation of Yahweh accentuating the supremacy and strength of God.
Name: El Elton – Genesis 17:1, Exodus 20:5, Deuteronomy 4:31, 7:21 and 10:17
The word refers to the characteristics of God, such as His mercy, faithfulness, might.
Name: El Roi – Genesis 16:12
It means “the strong one who sees”.
Name: Attiq Yomin – Daniel 7:9-22
God as he appeared to Daniel in a dream is referred to as “the ancient of days”.
Again I pause to give you time to study and mediate on the scriptures. Until then remember that we serve El-Elyon [the most High God – Isaiah 14:13-14]
Author: R Cecilia Askew
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