Zach Servis June 4, 2014
The Names of God was written by Marilyn Hickey, and contains 285 pages. It is a religious informational book that lists and describes the many names of God. In this book, Marilyn Hickey teaches about the meaning, purpose, and relevance of Gods various names to us as Christians.
Elohim. The first name of God mentioned in the Bible, in Genesis 1:1, stems from the Hebrew root EL. The name means, “Complete sovereignty and ability to create”. Also, the suffix for this word is plural, which substantiates the idea and belief that God is a trinity. One God-three persons.
Jehovah. This name is derived from the Hebrew word chavah, which means, “to live, to be, to exist”. So Jehovah literally means “The One who exists”. This describes the existence and being of God. This name also describes God’s foundation without change. The one who is, and always will be. Finally, it shows God as the “Ever revealing one”. A being who is always showing us a new art of himself, which is very much true of God.
El Shaddai. Another name derived from the root EL, this name describes God’s ability and desire to supply and provide for His creation. The name comes from the word “field”, such as fields where you would harvest a crop. It shows his desire and ability to provide for those who need. He is always sufficient for those who are in him.
Adonai. Built off of the word adon, which is used to describe men, it is a plural word that means “master, or lord”. It denotes God’s role as our master- the one who purchased us; and redeemed us. This is commonly translated in English as “Lord”.
Jehovah Jireh. This name of God is a compound form of Jehovah, and emphasizes God’s ability and desire to provide for us. It is first seen in Genesis 22....