MEANING: The Lord My Great Lord

APPLICATION: God is the Master and majestic Lord, God is our total authority.

BIBLE REFERENCE: Ps 8; Isa 40:3-5; Ezek 16:8; Hab 3:19

COMMENTS: Pronounced: ah-doe-NI Adonai (plural) is derived from the singular Adon (Lord). This term was pronounced in substitution of YHWH (considered too sacred to be uttered).


MEANING: The Strong One

APPLICATION: He is more powerful than any false god. God will overcome all obstacles. We can depend on God.

BIBLE REFERENCE: Ex 15:2; Num 23:22; Deut 7:9; (Mark 15:34).

COMMENTS: Pronounced: el Occurs more than 200 times in the Old Testament (including compounds). Generic Semitic named for God, used by other cultures to refer to their gods. El is used in compound proper names such as Isra-el (wrestles with God). Beth-el (House-of-God), and El-isha (God is salvation).


MEANING: God, the God of Israel

APPLICATION: The God of Israel is distinct and separate from all false gods of the world.

BIBLE REFERENCE: Gen 33:20; Ex 5: Ps 68:8; 106:48

COMMENTS: Pronounced: el el-o-HAY yis-raw-ALE The name of the altar that Jacob (Israel) erected after his encounter with God and God’s blessing upon him (Gen 32:24-30; 33:19-20).


MEANING: the God Most High

APPLICATION: He is the Sovereign God is whom we can put our trust. El Elyon has supremacy over all false gods.

BIBLE REFERENCE: Gen 14:17-22; Ps 78:35; Dan 4:34; (Acts 16:17).

COMMENTS: Pronounced: el EL-yuhu Melchizedek, the king of Salem (Jeru “Salem”) and the priest of God Most High, referred to God as “El Elyon” three times when he blessed Abram.

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