The Names of God: Discovering God as He Desires to Be Known
This classic work by Andrew John Jukes is a scholarly examination in depth of the names of God in both Old and New Testament. God’s names such as Elohim, Jehovah, El Shaddai, and Adonai. Jukes lived from 1815 to 1901 and was an English theologian. The author shows how the different names of God display the unity rather than the disunity of Holy Scriptures. The foreword by Charles R. Wood notes that the chapters embodied in this work were originally given as a series of lectures in 1882.
The Names of God explores not only the meaning of the names of God from the original Hebrew, but also much more importantly it explores the context and theological use of the words/names and especially their Biblical applications.
Jukes was a devout student of Scripture from a bygone era when people were able to dedicate themselves to do little else than read the Bible from dawn to dusk, such that they were saturated with it and well able to give a proper and insightful exposition of the Word of God. Even the renouned Charles H. Spurgeon praised Jukes for one of his books named “The Law of the Offerings”, another monumental work. You will never see the person of God the same nor have the same understanding with such clarity of God and what he has revealed himself as to his people. This is a truly amazing book, and well worth reading.