“The Names of God” Lesson # 2. 03/15/18
1. Genesis 2:4: “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens”
b. Hebrew: (yeh-ho-vaw’)
c. Proper Name: LORD
2. Exodus 3:14: “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”
a. He is self-existent.
b. That he is eternal and unchangeable.
3. Exodus 6:2-3: “And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.”
i. Hebrew: (yeh-ho-vaw’)
ii. Proper Name: Lord (same as Genesis 2:4).
i. Transliteration: Yhvh
ii. Phonetic Spelling: (yeh-ho-vaw’)
iii. Short Definition: LORD
Conclusion: Note the transliteration: It looks like an abbreviation. That is because…it is. They had so much reverence and respect for God’s name that they would not write His entire name. They did not feel worthy. They would use a special pen that was only used to write His name. Exodus 20:7 reminds us: “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”
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