By Linda A. Ratcliff, Th.D.

The Bible, with its diverse collection of books and writings, has presented us with a rich tapestry of names for God. Welcome to a captivating journey exploring these names through a course that unravels the profound and multifaceted nature of our Divine Father.

One reason why God has so many different names in the Bible is because each name emphasizes a specific aspect or attribute of God. Just as we use different words to describe different aspects of a person's character or role, the names of God in the Bible highlight different facets of His divine nature.  Moreover, the diversity of names in the Bible reflects the cultural and historical contexts in which the texts were written.

In addition, the various names of God in the Bible also reflect the evolving relationship between God and humanity. As the Biblical narrative unfolds, we see God interacting with people in different ways, revealing new aspects of His character and purpose. The names used in different biblical stories and encounters reflect these unique relationships and encounters with the Divine.

It is important to note that the names of God in the Bible serve as symbolic and linguistic tools to help us grasp the depth and complexity of God’s divine nature. The diversity of names invites us to explore and contemplate our Lord’s attributes and to recognize the richness of our relationship with the Divine.  By encountering the various names of God in the Bible, we are reminded of the vastness and mystery of the Divine. These names encourage us to approach God with reverence, awe, and a sense of wonder. They invite us to seek a deeper connection with the Divine and to explore the many ways in which God reveals Himself to humanity.

As we study the Bible and encounter the different names of God through this course, we will not only learn about the names of God but also discover the values and lessons embedded within them. Embrace with me the richness and diversity of these names, allowing them to deepen our understanding of God's character, His relationship with us, and the profound love that underlies His interaction with humanity. Through this course, it is my intention that we all better comprehend the significance and transformative power behind each of God’s names in the Word.

You may need to do some research to find answers to the questions. Finally note that, although the course contains over 30 chapters exploring the different names of God, this list of names is by no means comprehensive. I am sure you would be able to suggest several more names of God and chapters that should have been included. 

I pray this course is a blessing to you.


CHAPTER 1: Yahweh (Jehovah) CHAPTER 16: The Creator
CHAPTER 2: Elohim CHAPTER 17: The Lord of Hosts
CHAPTER 3: Adonai CHAPTER 18: The Holy One of Israel
CHAPTER 4: El Shaddai CHAPTER 19: The Rock
CHAPTER 5: El Elyon CHAPTER 20: Our Redeemer
CHAPTER 6: El Olam CHAPTER 21: The King of kings & Lord of lords
CHAPTER 7: El Roi CHAPTER 22: The Word
CHAPTER 8: Jehovah Jireh CHAPTER 23: The Alpha and the Omega
CHAPTER 9: Jehovah Nissi CHAPTER 24: The Light of the World
CHAPTER 10: Jehovah Rapha CHAPTER 25: The Bread of Life
CHAPTER 11: Jehovah Shalom CHAPTER 26: The Way, the Truth, and the Life
CHAPTER 12: Jehovah Tsidkenu CHAPTER 27: Emmanuel
CHAPTER 13: Jehovah Rohi CHAPTER 28: Jesus
CHAPTER 14: Jehovah Shammah CHAPTER 29: The Holy Spirit
CHAPTER 15: Abba Father    

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