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Hebrew Names of God

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Other Names for God given in the Tanakh

This page surveys other Hebrew Names and Titles of God as found in Torah/Nakh. They are listed in alphabetical order (in English), with the Hebrew and transliteration following. For each Name, I include some Scriptural references.

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Angel of the LORD






Malakh Adonai
The Angel of the LORD.
This mysterious Angel was treated as YHVH Himself, exercising divine prerogatives and receiving worship (see Genesis 16:7, 9, 11; Exodus 3:2-6; Judges 13:21-22).

References: Genesis 16:7, 9ff; 22:11, 15; Numbers 22:22ff, 31f, 34f; Judges 2:1, 4; 5:23; 6:11f, 21f; 13:3, 13, 15ff, 20f; 1 Kings 19:7; 2 Kings 1:15; 19:35; 1 Chronicles 21:16, 30; Psalm 34:8; Isaiah 37:36; Haggai 1:13; Zechariah 1:11f; 3:1, 6; Malachi 2:7.

Note: The Aramaic Targum of Onkelos (Genesis 16:13) identifies the Angel of the Lord with the Shekhinah, the concrete manifestation of the presence of God.




Branch of the LORD





Tsemach Adonai
The Branch of the LORD; References: Isaiah 4:2; Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15; Hosea 8:7; Zechariah 3:8; 6:12.




Consuming Fire





Esh okhlah
A Consuming Fire (Deut. 4:24).

Deut. 4:24




Creator of Israel





Borei Yisrael
The Creator of Israel (Isaiah 43:15; see also Ecclesiates 12:1).


Isaiah 43:15




Everlasting Father





Avi-’ad
“Everlasting Father,” “Eternal Father.” (Isaiah 9:6[5h]).




Father

mashach



Avi
“Father.” Psalm 68:5; Mal. 2;10. The concept of the Fatherhood of God has sources in Rabbinic literature, various Tannaitic sayings, and of course the direct teaching the Mashiach Yeshua Himself.




Fortress / Shelter





Machseh
Fortress; Refuge; Shelter (Psalm 91:2).




Judge





shofet
Judge (Psalm 50:6).




Just One





Yashar
Just One (Isaiah 26:7).




King of Glory





Melekh HaKavod
The King of Glory (Psalm 24:7,8,9,10).




King of Israel





Melekh Yisrael
King of Israel (2 Samuel 24:23; Psalm 98:6; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 46:18; 48:15; 51:57).




Light of Israel





‘Or Yisrael
Light of Israel (Isaiah 10:17; Psalm 27:1).




Light of the Nations





‘Or Goyim
Light of the nations (Isaiah 42:6).




Mighty One of Jacob





Avir Ya’akov
The Mighty One of Jacob (Isa. 60:16). The word abir occurs only in poetical passages. The first is Jacob's blessing on his son Joseph (Genesis 49:24). The word also occurs in Psalm 132:2, 5 and in Isaiah (Isaiah 1:24; 49:26; 60:16). The word abir may be related to the the Akkadian word abaru meaning "be strong."




Our Father





Avinu
“Our Father.” Isaiah 63:16. This is one of the Names of God that Yeshua the Mashiach taught his talmidim to use when praying to God.




Prince of Peace





Sar Shalom
Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).






Redeeming Angel





Hamelekh Hagoel
The Redeeming Angel (Genesis 48:16).




Refuge / Dwelling Place





Ma’on
Refuge; Dwelling place (Psalm 90:1).




Rock





Tsur
Rock; Strength (Psalm 18:2).




Rock of Israel





Tsur Yisrael
Rock of Israel (2 Samuel 23:3).




Rock of His Salvation



Tsur Yeshuato
Rock of His Salvation (Deuteronomy 32:15).






Shepherd





Roeh
Shepherd (Gen. 49:24; Psalm 23:1; Psalm 80:1).




Shiloh





Shiloh
Shiloh (Gen. 49:10). Another term for the Messiah.




Star from Jacob





kokhav miya’akov
The Star from Jacob (Num. 24:17). “ I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth.”




Stone (or Rock) of Israel





‘Even Yisrael
Stone of Israel (Genesis 49:24).




Wonderful Counsellor





Peleh Yo’etz
Wonderful, Counselor (Isa. 9:6).

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