Does God Have A Name?

Did you know that God has a name other than "God", "Lord", "Father", "Almighty" or "I Am"? Jesus Christ declared God's name to his disciples. "And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them" (John 17:26). King Solomon mentioned it in a Proverb by asking, "what is his name and what is his Son's name, if you can tell?" See Proverbs 30:4.

God's name frequently occurs in the Hebrew Bible as what is called the Tetragrammaton, the letters YHWH, appearing some 6,823 times, according to the Jewish Encyclopedia. The exact pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton has been debated by scholars. The actual sounding of YHWH might have been lost after the Jewish people stopped saying God's name out loud, as described in Exodus 20:7, "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God (YHWH) in vain". According to the Encyclopedia Americana, because the form of the letter "J" was not known in any alphabet until the 14th century, "I" was used in its place. However, over time the adopted use and pronunciation of God's name in the Greek translation of the Holy Bible, became and is Jehovah.

Why then is the true name of God so important to know? Joel 2:32 explains that, "all who call upon the name of the LORD will be saved". Jesus Christ, when explaining to his disciples on how to pray, begins the prayer by saying, "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name" (Matthew 6:9 KJV). If God's name were, Father, Lord, Almighty, or I Am, why would Jesus Christ ask for those titles to be 'Hallowed'? He doesn't. He asks for the name of God to be honored.

13. Does God have a Name?

Exodus 6:2,3

God's name is revealed to Moses as Jehovah (YHWH).

John 17:6,25-26
Jesus, again, declares the name of God.

1 Corinthians 8:5-6
Men have created names of other God's, but there is only one true God who has a Son by the name of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 83:18
Eventually, all men will know the one true God.

Psalm 79:6
It is dangerous not to call upon the name of the Almighty God, Jehovah.

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