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Hebrew Names of God

Biblically, names carry meaning. Names describe the qualities and characteristics of the person or being who bears the name. For instance, the Hebrew name Jacob (Genesis 25:26; Genesis 27:36) means “taking hold of the heel, supplanter, layer of snares,” However, after Jacob wrestled all night and prevailed, God changed his name to Israel (“contender, soldier of God”) (Genesis 32:28). Therefore, the Bible names reveal important information about the person or being.

But what about the names of God? What do they reveal about Him—His nature, character, attributes, attitudes—His very being?

I want to introduce to you the many Hebrew names of God. God refers to Himself by many different names in the Bible, and with each name, we learn more about Him. Often the first time one of His names is used in the Scriptures gives us insight into the quality or characteristic of God that He is revealed by that name. So let’s dig in!

NAMEMEANINGAS IN:
Abba / AviFatherGal 4:6, Deut 10:17
Adon kol-ha'aretsThe LORD of all the earthJos. 3:11, 13; Ps. 97:5; Zech. 4:14; 6:5
Adon, Adonai or JehovahThe LORDGen 15:2 Used in place of YHVH 300 x in OT
Adonei ha'adonimThe LORD of lordsDeut 10.17, Ps 136.3
AdoniMy LORDPs 110:1
Attiyq YoumThe Ancient of DaysDaniel 7:9, 13, 14
Avi-'adThe Everlasting/Eternal FatherIsa 9.6
AvinuOur FatherIsa 63.16
Ehyeh asher EhyehI AM THAT I AMEx 3:14; Jn 8:58
ElGODThe basic form El appears over 250 times in the Tanakh (Old Testament)
El Chaiyai.The GOD of My LifePs 42.8
El ChannunThe Gracious GODJonah 4.2
El ChuwlThe GOD Who Gave You BirthPs 139:13-18
El De'otThe GOD of Knowledge1 Sam 2.3
El EchadThe One GODMal 2.10
El ElyonThe Most High GODGen 14:18-20; Ps 61:2; 92:1; Dan 7:25
El EmetThe GOD of TruthPs 31.5; Jer 10.10
El Erekh Apayim avi ha-tanchumimThe GOD of all patience and consolationRom 15:5
El Gibbor.The Mighty GODIsa. 9:6
El HaggadolThe Great GODDeut 10.17
El HakkadoshThe Holy GODIsa 5.16
El HakkavodThe GOD of GloryPs. 29:3
El Hanne'emanThe Faithful GODDeut. 7.9
El HannoraThe Awesome GODNeh. 9:32
El HashamayimThe GOD of the HeavensPs 136.26
El KannoThe Jealous GODEx 20:5
El malei RachamimThe All Merciful GODDeut 4:31
El RoiThe GOD Who Sees meGen 16:13; Gen 16:1-16
El SaliThe GOD of My Strength; GOD My RockPs 42.9
El ShaddaiThe All Sufficient GODGen 17:1-19, 28:3; 35:11; 43:14; 48:3; Ex 6:2-3; Ruth 1:20; Job 5:17; Ez 10:5; Ps 91:1
El TsaddikThe Righteous GODIsa 45:21; Ps 35:4, 51:14
El YeshuatenuThe GOD of Our SalvationPs 68.19
El YeshuatiThe GOD of My SalvationIsa 12.2
El Yisra or Elohei YisraelThe GOD of IsraelIsa 17:6 Identifies YHVH as the God of Israel in contrast to the false gods of the nations
Elohei ChasdiThe GOD of My kindness, goodness and faithfulness.Ps 59:10, 59:17
Elohei Ha elohimThe GOD of godsDeut. 10:17; Josh. 22:22; Ps. 136:2
Elohei KedemThe GOD of beginning; Eternal GODDeut 33.27
Elohei Ma’uzziThe GOD of My Strength2 Sam 22:33
Elohei MaromThe GOD of HeightsMic 6.6
Elohei MerachokThe God Who is farJer 23:23
Elohei MikkarovThe God Who is nearJer 23:23
Elohei MishpatThe GOD of JusticeIsa 30.18
Elohei TehillatiThe GOD of My PraisePs 109.1
Elohei Tseva'otThe GOD of Hosts or armies2 Sam 5.10
Elohei TzurThe GOD of Rock2 Sam 22.47
Elohim BashamayimThe GOD in heavenJos 2:11
Elohim Chayim or Elohim HaCayimThe Living GODDeut. 5:26; Jos. 3:10; 1 Sam. 17:26, 36; Ps. 42:2; Isa. 37:4; Jer. 10:10; Dan. 6:2; Matt. 16:16; Jn. 6:69; Heb. 3:12; Rev. 7:2; etc.
Elohim HaAvGOD the FatherJn. 6:27; 1 Co. 8:6; Gal. 1:1, 3; Eph. 6:23; 1 Thess. 1:1; 2 Tim 1:2; 1 Pet. 1:2; 2 Jn. 1:3; Jude 1:1
Elohim;
The most-often-used Hebrew word translated as God in the Old Testament.
Translated as God over 2,300 timesGen 1:1
ha'elohim hakkadoshYHVH the Holy GOD1 Sam 6.20
HaKavodThe King of GloryPs 24.7-10
HaShem;
This term is often used to refer to the Sacred Name when studying the Scriptures and considering the Sacred Name of YHVH
The NameLev 24:16
Jehovah AdoneinuThe LORD Our LORD1 Sam 16:16
Jehovah BoreThe LORD CreatorGen 1:1; Ps 33:6;
Jehovah ElohaiThe LORD My GODPs 13:3
Jehovah Elohei KedoshiThe LORD My Holy GODHab 1.12
Jehovah EloheikhemThe LORD Your GODLev. 19:3
Jehovah EloheynuThe LORD Our GODEx 3.18
Jehovah Esh OklahThe LORD is a Consuming FireDeut 4:24
Jehovah Go’elThe LORD Kinsman RedeemerEx15:13
Jehovah Go'el HaddamThe LORD Avenger of blood1 Sam. 6:20
Jehovah Haggo'elThe LORD [My] RedeemerJob 19:25; Ps. 19:14; 78:35; Prov. 23:11; Isa. 41:14
Jehovah HakkadoshThe LORD the Holy OneJoshua 24:19
Jehovah ImmekaThe LORD Is with YouJudges 6:12
Jehovah MachsehThe LORD My Fortress; Refuge; ShelterPs 91.2
Jehovah MauzziThe LORD My FortressJeremiah 16:19
Jehovah MeganThe LORD My ShieldDeuteronomy 33:29
Jehovah MekaddishkhemThe LORD Your SanctifierExodus 31:13
Jehovah MephaltiThe LORD My DelivererPsalm 18:2
Jehovah NissiThe LORD My Miracle or my BannerEx 17:15
Jehovah OriThe LORD My LightPs 27:1
Jehovah OsenuThe LORD Our MakerPs 95:6
Jehovah Rapha or (Roph'ekha)The LORD Who heals youEx 15:26; 2 Ch 7:14; Ps 6:2; Isa 19:22; Jer 3:22; Mat 8:7; Luke 4:18
Jehovah Ro'IThe LORD My ShepherdPs 23; Isa 40:11; Jer 31:10; Matt 25:32; Jn 10:11-27; Heb 13:20-21; 1 Peter 2:25
Jehovah Sal'iThe LORD My RockPsalm 18:2
Jehovah ShalomThe LORD Our PeaceGen 49:10; Judges 6:23-24; Ps 4:8; 29:11; Pro 16:7; Isa 26:3; 2 Thes 3:16
Jehovah ShammahThe LORD Is ThereGen 28:15; Ez 48:35; Ps 23:4; Jer 23:23-24; Amos 5:14; Matt 18:20; Jn 14:16-17; Acts 7:48-49
Jehovah ShofetThe LORD; the JudgeJudges 11:27; Gen. 18:25
Jehovah Tseva'otThe LORD of Hosts or armiesIsa 6:3; 1 Sam 1:3, 17:45; 2 Sam 6:2,; 1 Chr 11:9; Hag 1:5; Ro 9:29; James 5:4; 2 Cor 6:18; Rev 1:8; 4:8
Jehovah Yir'eh (Jireh)The LORD Will ProvideGen 22:14, 22:1-18
KadoshHoly OneIs 40.25
Malakh AdonaiThe Angel of the LORDGen 16.7, 9, 11; Ex 3.2-6;
Ruach AdonaiThe Spirit of the LORDJudges 3:10; 6:34; 1 Sam 10:6; 2 Sam. 23:2; 1 Ki. 18:12; 2 Ki 2:16; 2 Chr 18:23; Isa. 11:2; Ezek. 11:5; Hos. 13:15; Mic. 2:7; 3:8
Ruach ElohimThe Spirit of GODGen. 1:2; 41:38; Ex 31:3; Num 24:2; 1 Sam 10:10; 11:6; 2 Chr 15:1
Ruach HakkodeshThe Holy SpiritPs 51.11
Ruach-ElThe Spirit of GODJob 33:4
Yahweh / YHVH/YHWHLORDDeut 6:4; Dan 9:14; It occurs over 6,500 times

Feel free to leave a comment or if you know other Hebrew names of God let me know and I may add them to the list.

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