God employs names to reveal himself. No one name God employs states all that can be said by God about himself; in fact, all the names taken together do not reveal all that God is. God is infinite; he cannot be fully known. But he has revealed much concerning himself, so much that if one studies the names of God one is struck by the greatness, holiness, majesty, glory, indescribable goodness, and justice of God
El-Shaddai “The Almighty God.” Exodus 6:3, Genesis 17:1-2
El-Elyon “The Most High God” or “The Exalted One” Numbers 24:16, 2 Samuel 22:14, Psalm 18:13
El-Olam “God of Eternity” or “God the Everlasting One” Genesis 21:33, Isaiah 26:4, Psalm 90:2
El-Berith “God of the Covenant” Judges 9:46
El-Roi “God who sees me” Genesis 16:13
Yahweh-Rapha “The Lord is my healer” Exodus 15:26, Psalm 103:3, Isaiah 30:26, Jeremiah 6:14
Yahweh-Rohi “The Lord is my shepherd” Psalm 23:1, Ezekiel 34
Yahweh-Shalom “The Lord is peace” Judges 6:24, Ephesians 2:14, Philippians 4:7
Yahweh-Jireh “The Lord will provide” Genesis 22:14
Yahweh-Nissi “The Lord is my banner” Exodus 17:15
Yahweh-Mekaddesh “The Lord sanctifies” Exodus 31:13
Yahweh-Tsidkenu “The Lord is our righteousness” Jeremiah 23:5–6, 33:16
Yahweh-Shammah “The Lord is there” Ezekial 48:35
Rock God is strong and permanent. Deuteronomy 32:18, Psalm 19:14, Isaiah 26:4
Refuge God is a haven from the enemy. Psalm 9:9, Jeremiah 17:17
Fortress God is a defense. Psalm 18:2, Nahum 1:7
Shield God is protection. Genesis 15:1, Psalm 84:11
Sun God is the source of light and life. Psalm 84:11
Refiner God is purifier. Malachi 3:2–3
Adapted for Collide by Michelle Holladay from the following resources:
Van Groningen, G. (1988). God, Names Of. In Baker encyclopedia of the Bible (Vol. 1, p. 885). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.
Creed, B. (2003). Names of God. In C. Brand, C. Draper, A. England, S. Bond, E. R. Clendenen, & T. C. Butler (Eds.), Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (p. 1173). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.
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