Getting to Know God Through His Hebrew Names
What’s in a name? In the western world, names are often chosen because they’re cute, or because parents hope their children might aspire to be like a namesake, perhaps even a Bible figure. Yet, names in the Bible were often chosen to communicate something about a person especially God’s names. In Exodus 3:13-22, Moses asks God what His “name” is. Was he merely asking what he should call God? No – he was asking, “Who are you? Describe yourself.” And God did just that, offering Moses a wonderful description, not just of his name, but of his nature. Each name of God is like a curtained window. Draw back the curtain and the light will flood in, giving us glimpses of His infinite glory. In Hebrew thought, a name did more than identifying a person; it revealed their identity. God’s identity is expressed not in one name, but in many. Our relationship with God is the most important relationship in our life. Through this relationship, the reality of God’s love, life, forgiveness, and power enter our life. As Paul wrote in Philippians 3:8, everything else pales in comparison with knowing God! This book uncovers the treasures in God’s names, grouping 140 names into eight sections: Almighty, Father, Redeemer, Shepherd, Spirit, Truth, Defender, and Faithful. From the well-known el Shaddai and Elohim to the obscure and unvisited, Ezrati and Zimrati, this book will open your eyes to the magnificent attributes of our Heavenly Father.
Each artfully designed page includes:
The English name
The Hebrew Name
An English Transliteration
Inspiring Devotional Thoughts
Relevant Scripture passages from The Complete Jewish Bible