His Great Name – Joanne Ellison

In her book, His Great Name, Joanne Ellison takes us on an exploration of the different names that the Hebrew Scriptures use for “God.” These various names convey a sacred understanding of the different ways in which God interacts with and relates to his people. This Epiphany study is six weeks.
(Epiphany 2018)

Names of God: Hallowed be Thy Name

On a deeper level, however, the name itself contains a part of the substance of the person it signifies. The invocation of the name can make present the person who is called.
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Names of God: Jehovah (Our Righteous Judge)

God’s name “Jehovah/Yahweh” discloses that God isn’t specific to a place or a function, and thereby isn’t limited to that place or function, rather God simply is.  God is self-existent and thereby is the source of existence.  
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Names of God: Adonai (Our Master)

The name “adonai” derives from the Hebrew word “adon” meaning “lord” or “master.” The word Adonai is the superlative or emphatic form of adon, and is used in the Hebrew Scriptures to refer exclusively to the Divine. 
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Names of God: Jehovah-shalom (God of Peace)

The God of Peace, in the first instance, doesn’t bring peace among the inhabitants of this world, rather, the Peace is between God and his Creation so that, like Gideon, there is no longer any fear. 
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Names of God: Jehovah-tseboath (God of War)

Read is a spiritual manner (2 Cor. 3:6), these prophetic pronouncements concerning Jehovah-tseboath are not judgments upon people but against the adversarial hosts of darkness and evil (Eph. 6:12), the destruction of which brings about the restoration of the image of God within us all.
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Names of God: Jehovah Rohi (Our Shepherd)

hroughout the Hebrew Scriptures, and specifically in the Psalms and the Prophets, God is seen as the shepherd of his people. It is this name of God, that Jesus that specifically appropriates to himself.
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