Learning Activity 22

The Biblical Names for God

When the Bible is read and studied, we find that there are a number of names for God which are used repetitively and others that are used but once or twice in the Scriptures. Some of these “names” are figurative language (which will be more fully explained in a later Learning Activity), such as God being referred to as “a sure foundation” (Isaiah 28:16), “the door” (John 10:7), or even “the day star” (2 Peter 1:19).

Being familiar with this extensive list of the biblical names for God will help you in your reading and studying of the Scriptures and will assist you in growing in your understanding of your relationship in God.

A caution on understanding the names of God: Some religions and groups build their belief system around just one of the names on the list. I hope you can see from the list that this is just not a good thing to do. Each name is meant to convey something about the character or attributes of God and an understanding of each contributes to a more complete understanding of the total character of God.

In addition, because there are multiple names in no way implies that there is more than one true God as we have already seen from Learning activities #1 through #4. There is but ONE true God!

Take some time to look over the list that follows. I think it will be helpful to you as you continue your journey in Him.

The Angel of Jehovah (Gn.22:15)

Shiloh [Peacemaker] (Gn.49:10)

The Stone of Israel (GN.49:24)

The Captain of the Host of the Lord (Joshua 5:14)

The Rock of My Salvation (2 Sam.22:47)

The Light of the Morning (2 Sam.23:4)

Tender Grass (2 Sam.23:4)

The Lifter of My Head (Ps.3:3)

Jehovah, Mighty in Battle (Ps.24:8)

King of Glory (Ps.24:10)

My Strong Rock (Ps.31:2)

The Rock That Is Higher Than I (Ps.61:2)

Rain Upon the Mown Grass (Ps.72:6)

Showers Upon the Earth (Ps.72:6)

The Head Stone of the Corner (Ps.118:22)

The Rose of Sharon (Song 2:1)

Lily of the Valley (Song 2:1)

Him Whom My Soul Loveth (Song 3:2)

Chiefest Among Ten Thousand (Song 5:10)

The Branch (Isa.4:2; 11:1; Jer.23:5; 33:15; Zech.3:8; 5:12)

Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God (Isa.9:6)

The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isa.9:6)

My Strength and My Song (Isa.12:2)

A Nail Fastened in a Sure Place (Isa.22:23)

A Shadow From the Heat (Isa.25:4)

The Rock of Ages (Isa.26:4)

A Sure Foundation (Isa.28:16)

The King in His Beauty (Isa.33:17)

The Everlasting God (Isa.40:28)

My Maker (Isa.54:5)

The God of the Whole Earth (Isa.54:5)

The Redeemer (Isa.59:20)

My Physician (Jer.8:22)

Ancient of Days (Dan.7:9, 13, 22)

The Prince of Princes (Dan.8:25)

King Over All the Earth (Zech.14:4-9)

The Son of David, The Son of Abraham (Matt.1:1)

Jesus (Matt.1:21)

Emmanuel (God with us) (Matt.1:23)

Friend of Sinners (Matt.11:19)

My Beloved (Matt.12:18)

A Sower (Matt.13:37)

The Christ (Matt.16:16)

Master (Matt.23:8)

The Bridegroom (Matt.25:10)

The Holy One of God (Mark 1:24)

Our Brother (Mark 3:35)

Son of the Most High God (Mark 5:7)

The Carpenter (Mark 6:3)

Good Master (Mark 10:17)

Son of Man (Mark 10:33)

A Ransom (Mark 10:45)

The Son of the Highest (Luke 1:32)

God My Saviour (Luke 1:47)

The Dayspring From on High (Luke 1:78)

Physician (Luke 4:23)

The Word (John 1:1)

The Light of Men (John 1:4)

The Lamb of God (John 1:29)

The Son of God (John 1:34)

The King of Israel (John 1:49)

His Only Begotten Son (John 3:16)

Messiah (John 4:25)

The True Bread From Heaven (John 6:32)

I am (John 8:58)

The Door of the Sheep (John 10:7)

The Good Shepherd (John 10:11)

One Shepherd (John 10:16)

The Resurrection (John 11:25)

The Way, The Truth, The Life (John 14:6)

The Vine (John 15:5)

My Lord and My God (John 20:28)

Lord Jesus (Acts 7:59)

Lord of All (Acts 10:36)

The Judge of the Living and the Dead (Acts 10:42)

His Own Son (Rom.8:32)

God Blessed Forever (Rom.9:5)

The Power of God (1 Cor.1:24)

The Wisdom of God (1 Cor.1:24)

Our Passover (1 Cor.5:7)

That Spiritual Rock (1 Cor.10:4)

The Lord from Heaven (1 Cor.15:47)

The Seed (Gal.3:16)

The Beloved (Eph.1:6)

Our Peace (Eph.2:14)

A Sweet Smelling Savour (Eph.5:2)

A Servant (Phil.2:7)

The Image of the Invisible God (Col.1:15)

Creator of All Things (Col.1:16)

The Head of the Body (Col.1:18)

Hope of Glory (Col.1:27)

Our Hope (1 Tim.1:1)

God Manifest in the Flesh (1 Tim.3:16)

Blessed and Only Potentate (1 Tim. 6:15)

The Righteous Judge (2 Tim.4:8)

The Great God (Titus 2:13)

God Our Savior (Titus 3:4)

Heir of All Things (Heb.1:2)

The Brightness of His Glory (Heb.1:3)

God (Heb.1:8)

The Captain of Our Salvation (Heb.2:10)

The Apostle (Heb.3:1)

The High Priest (Heb.3:1)

The Great High Priest (Heb.4:14)

A Priest Forever (Heb.5:6)

Author of Eternal Salvation (Heb.5:9)

Our Intercessor (Heb. 7:25)

He That Shall Come (Heb.10:36-37)

Author and Finisher of Our Faith (Heb.12:2)

My Helper (Heb.13:6)

Jesus Christ the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever (Heb.13:8)

A Living Stone (1 Peter 2:4)

A Chief Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:6)

A Precious Stone (1 Peter 2:6)

The Day Star (2 Peter 1:19)

The Word of Life (1 John 1:1)

The Advocate (1 John 2:1)

The Saviour of the World (1 John 4:14)

The True God (1 John 5:20)

The Faithful Witness (Rev.1:5)

Alpha and Omega – The Almighty (Rev.1:8)

The First and the Last (Rev.1:17)

He that Lives (Rev.1:18)

The Morning Star (Rev.2:28)

The Amen (Rev.3:14)

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev.5:5)

Holy and True (Rev.6:10)

The Lamb in the Midst of the Throne (Rev.7:17)

King of Saints (Rev.15:3)

Lord of Lords (Rev.17:14)

King of Kings (Rev.17:14)

Lord God Omnipotent (Rev.19:6)

He that sat upon the throne (Rev.21:5)

The most high (Too many occurrences to list here!)

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