Naming Them

Before I go into any details about the Godhead Divine Names, perhaps I should first list them.

El Shaddai meaning the all sufficient One or Lord God Almighty

El Elyon meaning the most high God

Adonai meaning Lord, Master

Yahweh or the variant spelling YHWH meaning Lord, Jehovah

El Olam meaning the everlasting God.

Elohim meaning God, Judge, Creator

Qanna meaning Jealous, Zealous

The difficulty in trying to identify the differences between all the other names of God and these names for God is in separating who God is on His throne alone verses how we see Him and interact with Him. Our tendencies will always be to define God by what we see and understand and God is so much more than that. Our expressions of things we can only glimpse of from this side are murky at best.

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Our glimpses into eternity are nothing more than those things which the Godhead allows us to see for reasons only the Godhead can explain. Anything else that we think we might see is merely vanity and will disappear in the presence of His glorious light.

Ecclesiastes 1:8-11 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

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