Is Jehovah the real name of God? What are the other names?

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The name of God

The name of the God is recorded as YHWH in the Hebrew scriptures. The Divine Name was given to Moses. “I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD [YHWH] I did not make myself fully known to them” (Exodus 6:3). Jehovah is one of the possible pronunciation of YHWH.

The name of the Lord stands for His character. Moses wrote, “And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty…” (Exodus 34:6,7). Here, God’s name is described as consisting of three fundamental qualities—mercy, justice, and truth. Greatest emphasis is placed upon mercy because God’s relationship to us is based upon it (1 John 4:7–12).

God is given different names and titles in the scripture. Each of these names has an important key in disclosing His nature and relationship with His people. His names provide a composite picture revealing different facets of His awesome personality.

Names of God in the Old Testament

  • ELOHIM……………………………………………..Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19: 1 meaning “God”, a reference to God’s power and might.
  • ADONAI……………………………………………..Malachi 1:6 meaning “Lord”, a reference to the Lordship of God.
  • JEHOVAH–YAHWEH………………………..Genesis 2:4 a reference to God’s divine salvation.
  • JEHOVAH-MACCADDESHEM…………Exodus 31:13 meaning “The Lord thy sanctifier.”
  • JEHOVAH-ROHI………………………………..Psalm 23:1 meaning “The Lord my shepherd.”
  • JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH……………………..Ezekiel 48:35 meaning “The Lord who is present.”
  • JEHOVAH-RAPHA……………………………..Exodus 15:26 meaning “The Lord our healer.”
  • JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU………………………..Jeremiah 23:6 meaning “The Lord our righteousness.”
  • JEHOVAH-JIREH………………………………..Genesis 22:13-14 meaning “The Lord will provide.”
  • JEHOVAH-NISSI…………………………………Exodus 17:15 meaning “The Lord our banner.”
  • JEHOVAH-SHALOM…………………………..Judges 6:24 meaning “The Lord is peace.”
  • JEHOVAH-SABBAOTH………………………Isaiah 6:1-3 meaning “The Lord of Hosts.”
  • JEHOVAH-GMOLAH…………………………Jeremiah 51:6 meaning “The God of Recompense.”
  • EL-ELYON…………………………………………..Genesis 14:17-20,Isaiah 14:13-14 meaning “The most high God.”
  • EL-ROI………………………………………………..Genesis 16:13 meaning “The strong one who sees.”
  • EL-SHADDAI……………………………………..Genesis 17:1,Psalm 91:1 meaning “The God of the mountains or God Almighty.”
  • EL-OLAM…………………………………………..Isaiah 40:28-31 meaning “The everlasting God.”

Names of God-Father, Son and Holy Spirit

  • AVENGER…………………………………………1 Thessalonians 4:6
  • ABBA…………………………………………………Romans 8:15
  • ADVOCATE……………………………………….1 John 2:1
  • ALMIGHTY………………………………………..Genesis 17:1
  • ALL IN ALL………………………………………..Colossians 3:11
  • ALPHA……………………………………………….Revelation 22:13
  • AMEN………………………………………………..Revelation 3:14
  • ANCIENT OF DAYS………………………….Daniel 7:9
  • ANOINTED ONE………………………………Psalm 2:2
  • APOSTLE……………………………………………Hebrews 3:1
  • ARM OF THE LORD………………………….Isaiah 53:1
  • AUTHOR OF SALVATION………………..Hebrews 5:9
  • AUTHOR OF OUR FAITH………………..Hebrews 12:2
  • AUTHOR OF PEACE………………………..1 Corinthians 14:33

These names provide a wonderful revelation of the Greatest Being – the Almighty, Holy, Merciful, Just, Exalted, Eternal, and Righteous God.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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