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Exploring Praise and Worship with the Names of God, Part II
The following article uses words (and spellings) taken from the Hebrew Old Testament. These spellings are in some cases considered rare and would not necessarily be used in a modern Hebrew setting. The spellings used in the Names of God table are taken from the devotional book Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide by Ann Spangler. This book may be purchased through our online store. This article is meant to be used in conjunction with other methods of learning Hebrew and not as the sole method. For additional resources, visit our Hebrew Links and Resources page.
God Is Great
The word for great gahdohl is also the word for big, so when we say y'hohvah gahdohl we can think of not only God's greatness, but also how big He is.
God Is Awesome
A wonderful word to use to praise God is awesome nohrah, or as we know it, the name Nora. The Hebrew word for The Most High, which is a title for God, is ehl'yohn. The word also means the top, the highest. Combining the words for The Most High and awesome, you can say The Most High is awesome (ehl'yohn nohrah).
Now, let's practice adding in different Names of God.
God Is Majestic
The word translated as majestic in Psalm 8:1 is ahdeer, which means mighty, noble, rich and respectable.
Let's practice this form of the word praise with the three Names of God presented earlier.
We hope this continuing introduction to practicing the Hebrew words for praise and worship with the Names of God will be a springboard for future study of the Hebrew language. Whether you are studying in order to search for Bible codes, or to enhance your times or praise and worship, we hope that the knowledge of the richness of the Hebrew language will add significance to your life and studies.
All Scripture references in Hebrew and English were taken from Keys to the Bible.
Ben-Yehuda and Ben-Yehuda. 1964. Ben-Yehuda's Pocket English-Hebrew/Hebrew-English Dictionary New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Green Sr., Jay P. 1986. The Interlinear Bible: Hebrew-Greek-English Lafayette, Indiana: Sovereign Grace Publishers.
Mechon-Mamre.org The Mechon-Mamre.org site has a Hebrew-English Bible (Tanakh only) according to the Masoretic text and the JPS 1917 Edition. This site has MP3 recordings of the text.
For additional Hebrew language resources, visit our Hebrew Links and Resources page.
Names of God
The following list is derived from the devotional book Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide by Ann Spangler. This book may be purchased through our online store.
The following list is by no means comprehensive, but lists 26 of the most prominent Names of God.
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