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A study into Ancient Meanings of 31 Names of God, and their application, by studying the meaning of the Hebrew Letters used in their spelling.

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Introduction and Table of Contents


*This study and application of 31 of the Names of God, was conducted by one who is not Jewish.  I do invite those who are Messianic Jews who are fluent in Hebrew to share their insight.  Though I believe I have captured the basic ancient meaning of the Names of God, there are nuances that  exist in Hebrew that I am not familiar with that could expand the meanings.  I would appreciate constructive help with those nuances.

*Also, please keep in mind and understand that Gentile Christians may approach the Names of God in a way which is different than the Jewish people.  This you might call a cultural difference.  The Jewish people, out of respect for God may use a different way to refer to God.  This is one area that I also welcome help in explaining.  It is important that we recognize both ways of sharing a Name of God and be respectful of both.  The key is 'Reverence' when we talk of a Name of God.

*I will add one more note for all.  Please keep in mind that in this study we are using the ancient meanings of the Hebrew letters.  The meanings used are those found through painstaking detailed research over the past 4 1/2 years. 

Table of Contents

Day 1 EL SHADDAI, God, The Nurturing God

Day 2 JEHOVAH, Mighty Deed Secured by a Nail

Day 3 ELOHIM God

Day 4 JEHOVAH TSIDKENU The Lord Our Righteousness

Day 5 JEHOVAH MEQADDISKEM Jehovah, Our Sanctifier

Day 6 EL ROI, The God Who Sees

Day 7 JEHOVAH SHALOM, God of Peace

Day 8 PELE Wonderful

Day 9 JEHOVAH JIREH The Lord Will Provide

Day 10 ADIAB Everlasting Father

Day 11 JEHOVAH NISSI The Lord Our Banner

Day 12 JEHOVAH ROHI The Lord Our Shepherd

Day 13 ADONAI My Lord

Day 14 JEHOVAH SABAOTH The Lord of Hosts

Day 15 EL GIBBOR Mighty God

Day 16 YATSAR Potter

Day 17 EL OLAM Everlasting

Day 18 SAR SHALOM Prince of Peace

Day 19 YASHA Savior

Day 20 SEMAH Branch

Day 21 ELOHE-Hasdi God of Mercy

Day 22 JEHOVAH OSENU The Lord Our Maker

Day 23 HAEL HANNEEMAN God the Faithful

Day 24 YAAS Counselor

Day 25 IMMANUEL God with Us

Day 26 QADOSH Holy One

Day 27 EL ELYON, Most High God

Day 28 JEHOVAH ROPEEKA, God Our Healer

Day 29 JEHOVAH QANNA, The Lord Who is Jealous,

Day 30 EL EMET, God of Truth

Day 31 SUR, Rock (I Bless Your Name)

The Appendix and References and references are listed below.  Appendix A is a word study of Grace and Mercy.  Appendix B gives  Methodology,  Appendix Ccovers a look at the letter 'yud' or 'yod' and what it means in the Names of God.  Appendix D gives a list of Hebrew Alphabet letter and gives a brief, short, definition of the letter, that if frequently used, Appendix E is a dictionary that gives a detailed definition of Hebrew letters.  Also references used in the research of the meanings of Hebrew letters is listed:

Copyright 2015 Lewis T. Turner

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Dear Lewis,The study left me in awe at how everything the Lord did since the beginning of time was to reveal the secure deed that Jesus did on the cross (even evidenced by each sacred Name of God) by…Continue

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Comment by Malva Birch on September 22, 2019 at 10:53am

Lewis, God's Names are my source of comfort and encouragement. When I feel overwhelmed and don't know what to pray, I read His Names. Over the years I've made my own list of His Names (in English) that I use when I need them, but I've never learnt about the Hebrew meanings. 

I now have your book on kindle and read the first days' devotional. It is very encouraging. Although the Hebrew letters are scholarly, the explanation is very easy to read and understand.

Thank you for making it available to us who don't know any Hebrew so we can be strengthened by His Names and get to know Him better.

God bless you and your work and writing.

Comment by Lewis Turner on January 5, 2016 at 9:08am

A note:  I am using this as a daily devotional--in doing so--I am also continuing my edit.  I would appreciate if any of you see something that is not clear, or may be better explained, please share your thoughts in a manner that would help make this study more relevant and understandable.  I have had a few challenges from others, and appreciate them.  It is a scholarly study--but I welcome help to make it more understandable to more people. 

I will share what this study has done for me--It has deepened my understanding of who God is, His characteristics, His attributes, and how Humility is a part of the nature of God.  Our English definitions of the Names of God often fall short of the deep meaning of the Names of God that are found through a study of Scripture.  This study has encouraged my trust and confidence in our Lord and God.  PTL!

Please as you study these Names of God, please share your thoughts.  In so doing we both challenge and encourage each other. 


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