Yahweh is Referred to by Other Names in the Bible
- Elohim—Strong One. It is used when referring to Yahweh or to a pagan god. When it refers to Yahweh, it is translated as “God,” and when it refers to a pagan god it is translated as “god.” Elohim is a plural word that suggests majesty.
- Adonai—Lord or Master of all. It is used when referring to Yahweh or to men. When it refers to Yahweh, it is translated as “Lord,” and when it refers to men it is translated as “lord.” Adonai suggests a master-servant relationship.
- El Gibbor—Mighty God. A powerful Warrior God who protects and defends His people.
- El Elyon—God Most High or strongest Strong One.
- El Roi—the Strong One who sees.
- El Shaddai—Almighty God. It means sufficient or enough and refers to God as the One who sets constraints or limits in the universe. (Scherman, Rabbi Nosson, The Stone Edition Tanach, The ArtScroll Series®, Mesorah Publications, Brooklyn, New York, 1996, p. 145)
- El Olam—Everlasting God.
- Yahweh Yireh—Yahweh will provide.
- Yahweh Nissi—Yahweh our Banner.
- Yahweh Shalom—Yahweh our Peace.
- Yahweh Sabaoth—This Name is translated in most Bibles as “LORD of hosts,” and it refers to Yahweh as the Leader of a great army. The Tanach interprets this Name as “HASHEM Master of Legions.”
- Yahweh Maccaddeshcem—Yahweh our Sanctifier.
- Yahweh Raah—Yahweh our Shepherd.
- Yahweh Tsidkenu—Yahweh our Righteousness.
- Yahweh El Gmolah—Yahweh God of Recompense or Yahweh our Reward.
- Yahweh Shammah—Yahweh who is present.
- Yahweh Raphah—Yahweh our Healer. A literal translation of this Name is Yahweh our doctor.
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