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Names Of God In The Bible – Jesus Christ

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Names of God – Jesus christ

Name Of God – Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ in the Bible, is the central figure in Christianity, whom a majority of Christian denominations believe to be the Son of God.

Christians believe Jesus to be the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament, referring to him as Jesus Christ or simply as Christ. Christians believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, performed miracles, founded the Church, died sacrificially by crucifixion to achieve atonement, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, from which he will return. The majority of Christians worship Jesus as the physical incarnation of God the Son, and the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. A few Christian groups reject Trinitarianism, wholly or partly, as non-Biblical. Continue reading “Names Of God In The Bible – Jesus Christ” »

Hebrew Names Of God in the Bible – Jehovah / Yahweh / YHWH

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Names of God – Yahweh / Jehovah

Hebrew or Jewish Name of God – Yahweh ( /ˈjɑːweɪ/ or /ˈjɑːhweɪ/; Hebrew: יהוה‎), usually rendered Jehovah /dʒɨˈhoʊvə/ or the LORD (in small capitals), is the god of Israel in the Hebrew (Jewish) and Christian Bible. Yahweh is a modern scholarly vocalization of the name as it appears in Biblical Hebrew, where it is written without vowels as יהוה (YHWH).

Scholars see Yahweh originating in Edom, the region south of Judah. The goddess Asherah may have been Yahweh’s consort in the earliest period. Originally the main god of the Iron Age kingdoms of Israel and Judah, worship of Yahweh alone (monotheism) became entrenched in Judaism in the exilic and Persian periods.

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