El Elyon – The Most High God

We learn of the name El Elyon in Genesis 14. The chapter opens with 9 kings engaging in battle—four against five. These are kings of city-states, meaning “each man was like the mayor of a great city, ruling over those within his walled city as well as those in the immediately surrounding area.”[1] After years…

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Who is Jehovah?

We said in a separate article that God revealed His name to Moses as YHWH. Now, please understand that I am not a Greek or Hebrew scholar, and I certainly don’t have a seminary education, so I asked Jeff Pallansch, one of my coworkers, to read and comment on this article and help me navigate these rather turbulent waters.

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YHWH – God’s Memorial Name

In Exodus 3:13-15 God identified Himself to Moses as YHWH (pronounced Yahweh), and identified that as His “memorial name to all generations.” The root of this name is the Hebrew verb hayah, “to be”. This is the God who is—who He is now, who He has always been, and who He will always be.

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Is It Our Fault When God Feels Distant?

I recently heard a minister say that if God doesn’t feel close to us, it’s our fault. Is this true? Not according to Job. Job 1:1 begins by stating, “This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.” It’s clear he walked closely with God, but Job sure didn’t feel close to…

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