Friday, 30 August 2013

Names of God in the Old Testament

Word God

I saw this on a poster at church in a Sunday School room. I wanted to share this with you. It is how God is referred to in the Old Testament. Along with each one is a verse the references to that verse. These names are Hebrew. I saw this poster during our Vacation Bible School last month.

Even our pastor at our church will use a lot of these names especially Elohim. I also hear our pastor say Jehova-jreh too.

There is even a Christian song with Yahweh in it. It is by Phil Wickham called At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh).

Elohim (Hebrew name for God) Genesis 1:1
Jehovah/Yahweh/Lord (Self-Exist or God of Israel) Genesis 2:4
El Elyon (the most high God) Genesis 14:18
Adonai (Our Master, Lord) Genesis 15:2
El-Olam (Everlasting God) Genesis 21:33
Jehovah-jreh (The Lord will provide, it shall be seen) Genesis 22:14
Jehovah-rophe (Lord who heals) Exodus 15:26
Jehovah-nessi (Lord our banner) Exodus 17:15
Jehovah-M’Kaddesh (Lord who sanctities) Leviticus 20:8
Jehovah-Elohim (The Lord God) Deuteronomy 6:4
Jehovah-Shalom (The Lord our Peace) Judges 6:4
Jehovah-Saboth (Lord of Host) 1 Samuel 1:11
Jehovah-rohi (Lord my Shepherd) Psalm 23:1
Jehovah-Tsidkenu (Lord our righteous) Jeremiah 23:5
Jehovah-Shammah (Lord is present) Exodus 48:35

It was blasphemy to say God’s name so it was only written in that time.