The Names of God

Let them all praise the name of the LORD. For His name is very great;
His glory towers over the earth and heaven! Psa 148:13 NLT

In the Old Testament times, a name was not only identification, but an identity as well. Many times a special meaning was attached to the name. Names had, among other purposes, an explanatory purpose, e.g., Nabal, whose name means “fool,” is the target of Abigail’s explanation to David: “For as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him:” (1Sa 25:25) Throughout Scripture God reveals Himself to us through His names. When we study these names that He reveals to us in the Bible, we will better understand who God really is. The meanings behind God’s names reveal the central personality and nature of the One who bears them.

El Shaddai = Lord God Almighty
El Elyon =The Most High God
Adonai = Lord, Master
Yahweh = Lord, Jehovah
Jehovah Nissi = The Lord My Banner
Jehovah-Raah = The Lord My Shepherd
Jehovah-Rapha = The Lord Heals
Jehovah Shammah = The Lord Is There
Jehovah Tsidkenu = The Lord Our Righteousness
Jehovah Mekoddishkem = The Lord Who Sanctifies You
El Olam = The Everlasting God
Elohim = God
Qanna = Jealous
Jehovah Jireh = The Lord Provides
Jehovah Shalom = The Lord Is Peace
Jehovah Sabaoth = The Lord of Heaven’s Armies