Names of God the Father, Part 1

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Biblical worshipers reverenced the name of the Lord, but the terminology they used varied depending on the worshipers' needs, preference, or customary usage within the community. Included here are some of the major names or titles applied to God the Father in worship.

God ('El).  'El was the original supreme god of the Semitic pantheon; the title is associated with the idea of strength or might. By the time the Israelite tribes settled in Canaan, the principal god was Ba'al ("husband" or...


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