Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Names of God II

Three major compound names:

YHWH Elohim – is translated in the KJV and NIV as LORD God (Genesis 2:4; Psalm 118:27; Zechariah 13:9) This name combines the personal name of God (relationship) with the plural name for God (Three in One). The Majestic Omnipotent One.

Adonai YHWH – is translated by the KJV as LORD God (Exodus 23:17; Psalm 16:2). This name combines the personal name of God (relationship) with the name of Lord (sovereignty). A name that uses this combination is Adonijah. Used over 200x in Ezekiel alone.

YHWH Sabaoth – is translated in the KJV as “LORD of hosts” or LORD Almighty” in the NIV (1 Samuel 1:3). God reveals Himself in spiritual warfare. (See A Mighty Fortress)