What are the names of God in the Bible?
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Question: What are the names for God? Where can I get the best information on the different titles?
Answer: The word 'God' we used to refer to the creator and sustainer of all things is just a generic designation that means deity. It can refer to the REAL God or false gods. When Jesus was on the earth he warned his disciples, and us by extension, to be wary not to worship or follow the teachings of those who are imposters - who desire to be worshipped or believed as if they were God but in truth are LIARS.
24. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and they shall present great signs and wonders, in order to deceive . . . (Matthew 24)
The Bible does not, for the most part, give us personal names for God but rather offers terms that refer to his function or are one of his many titles. Even the unpronounceable YHVH (also known as the tetragrammaton - the four Hebrew consonants that make up his name) translate as 'the Eternal One who preserves' as Frank T. Seekins shows us in his little booklet Hebrew Word Pictures published in 1996. A variation of this title is 'I AM.' The vast majority of humans names do not relate to any title, skill or power a person may posses. In all liklihood, if God does have a personal name, it will not be revealed to us until after we are resurrected from the dead.
I will write on them (those who overcome and are resurrected) the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my new name. (Revelation 3:12)
Remembering that Jesus the Christ or Messiah of the New Testament is the same being as YHVH or JHVH of the Old Testament who created Adam and Eve and spoke to Abram and Sarai and their family etc. we know this is the only God with whom humans have become acquainted since Creation. Until Jesus came, no one knew the Father. References to him are oblique in the Old Testament as the ‘Ancient of Days’ or even YHVH as well.