“What does it mean that God is Jehovah-Jireh?”…"Jehovah-Jireh" is one of the many different names of God found in the Old Testament. "Jehovah-Jireh" (or YHWH-Yireh) means “The LORD Will Provide” (Genesis 22:14). It is the name memorialized by Abraham when God provided the ram to be sacrificed in place of Isaac.……The story begins with a […]

“What does it mean that God is our Abba Father?”……In Scripture there are many different names used to describe God. While all the names of God are important in many ways, the name "Abba Father" is one of the most significant names of God in understanding how He relates to people. The word Abba is […]

The Rock of Israel "The Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is He." (Deuteronomy 32:4) In Moses' farewell song, the Song of Moses, God is called The Rock (Ha'Tzur) nine times (Deuteronomy 32:1-43). God is also called El Tzur (God […]

The Lord Jehovah August 20, 2011 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2) The English name, usually written “Lord” in the English Bibles, stems from the Hebrew word Yahweh, the meaning of […]

El Shaddai: What's in a Name? "Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families,…listing every man by name." (Numbers 1:2) In Numbers 1, Moshe (Moses) is commanded to take a census of all adult…males. They are numbered according to family, by their father's houses,…according to name. In Hebrew, names carried […]

The name of God "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" (Psalm 8:1) Shakespeare wrote, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Essentially, he was saying that it doesn't really matter what someone or something is called; the […]