Power in the Name – Part 3

Hope Notes: May 22, 2011

Today’s readings for May 22 are:

  • 2 Samuel 19-20
  • James 1-2
  • Proverbs 22
  • Psalm 78

Here are a few names of God, with some info and scriptures, to look at for today:

EL:  God (“mighty, strong, prominent”)

  • -used 250 times in the OT
  • -See Gen. 7:1, 28:3, 35:11; Nu. 23:22; Josh. 3:10; 2 Sam. 22:31, 32; Neh. 1:5, 9:32; Isa. 9:6; Ezek. 10:5.

ELOHIM:  God (a plural noun, more than two, used with singular verbs);

  • -Elohim occurs 2,570 times in the OT, 32 times in Gen. 1.
  • -God as Creator, Preserver, Transcendent, Mighty and Strong.
  • -Eccl., Dan. Jonah use Elohim almost exclusively.
  • -See Gen. 17:7, 6:18, 9:15, 50:24; I Kings 8:23; Jer. 31:33; Isa. 40:1.

EL SHADDAI: God Almighty or “God All Sufficient.”

  • -48 times in the OT, 31 times in Job.
  • -First used in Gen. 17:1, 2.
  • -See Gen. 31:29, 49:24, 25; Prov. 3:27; Micah 2:1; Isa. 60:15, 16, 66:10-13; Ruth 1:20, 21
  • -In Rev. 16:7, “Lord God the Almighty.”

ADONAI: Lord in our English Bibles (Capital letter ‘L ‘, lower case, ‘ord’) (Adonai is plural, the sing. is “adon”).

  • -“Master” or “Lord” 300 times in the OT always plural when referring to God, when sing. the reference is to a human lord.
  • -Used 215 times to refer to men. First use of Adonai, Gen. 15:2.
  • -See Ex. 4:10; Judges 6:15; 2 Sam. 7:18-20; Ps. 8, 114:7, 135:5, 141:8, 109:21-28

Be blessed!

-Kath

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