Alpha and Omega
Alpha and Omega (τὸ ἄλφα καὶ τὸ ὦ, to alpha kai to ō). The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, symbolically representing the beginning and the end. The book of Revelation uses the phrase “alpha and omega” to describe both God (Rev 1:8; 21:6) and Jesus (Rev 22:13). The Greek expression uses
Ancient of Days
El Shaddai (אֵל שַׁדָּ֥י, el shadday). One of the names applied to Yahweh in the Old Testament (Gen 17:1; 28:3; 35:11; 43:14; 48:3; Exod 6:3). The name El Shaddai appears mainly in the book of Genesis. In Exodus 6:3, Yahweh says El Shaddai was the name by which He was known to the patriarchs. Ezekiel
El, Deity (אֵל, el). A West Semitic word meaning “god.” In the Old Testament, it is frequently used to refer to the God of Israel (e.g., Gen 31:29; 33:20; Num 12:13) or to other gods (Exod 15:11; 34:14; Deut 32:21; Psa 44:20). In ancient texts from Ugarit, it was the name for the Canaanite creator god,
Eloah (אֱלוֹהַ, eloah). A Hebrew name for God. A variant form of the common Northwest Semitic word for god, אֵל (el) (Deut 32:15; Job 3:4; Psa 18:32; Prov 30:5; Hab 3:3). The name Eloah appears most often in biblical poetry, especially in the poetry of Job, where it is used 46 times (e.g., Job 3:4; 4:9;
Fear of Isaac
I Am Who I Am
I Am Who I Am (אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה, ehyeh asher ehyeh). A name for God. At the burning bush, God gives Moses this name when he asks what to tell the Israelites when they ask who sent him (Exod 3:13).
Ishi (אִישִׁי, ishiy). A Hebrew term meaning “my husband” that is transliterated as a name in some translations of Hos 2:16.
Jehovah An older English representation of the proper name for the God of Israel (YHWH). The influence of the King James Version on the English language, and the influence of Christianity on Western culture, resulted in the pronunciation “Jehovah” coming to be an accepted English name for the God of
Jehovah-Jireh (יהוה יִרְאֶה, yhwh yir'eh). The name given by Abraham to the place where he had sacrificed a ram provided by God, instead of his son Isaac. It means either “The Lord will provide” or “The Lord will see” (Gen 22:14). The representation of the name of the God of Israel as Jehovah is based
Lord of Hosts
Shaddai (שַׁדַּי, shadday). A name for God used primarily in the books of Genesis and Job (e.g., Gen 17:1; 28:3; Job 5:17; 6:4, 14). In Genesis, the name appears five times in the compound “El Shaddai” (אֵל שַׁדָּ֥י, el shadday; Gen 17:1; 28:3; 35:11; 43:14; 48:3) and once as “Shaddai” (Gen 49:25; though
Trinity A description of the God of Christian Scripture, revealed and understood as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; a fundamental doctrine of Christian theology.