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Smith's Bible Dictionary

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• Nave's Topical Bible
» Attributes of god
» Children of god
» Condescension of god
» Disobedience to god
» Enquiring of god
» Fear of god
» Foreknowledge of god
» Forgetting god
» Gifts from god
» Glorifying god
» God
» God continued...
» Grace of god
» House of god
» Lamb of god
» Names of god
» Word of god
• Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
» Angel & Joshua
» Blessing God, the Lord
» Calamities & God
» Communion with God
» David
» Destroyed peoples; for Israel, confidence in God: & God's sword
» Forsaking God
» Garments; clothing: & Skins
» God's; anger, hiding His face
» God; Almighty
» Hail of God
» Hearth of God
» Heavens
» Hezekiah; passed through fire: & Molech
» Human design
» Idolatory
» Israel
» Jerusalem;: & God's anger, Prophecy
» Jewels; ear & nose rings, anklets etc
» Kingdom; blessings
» Leprosy
» Punishment;: & God's sword, Hanged, Israel, Leprosy
» Pursuing God
» Rome
» Seeing; not hearing
» Spirit
» Thunder, lightning, storms & God
» Unbelief denies God speaks
» Vessels, utensils; used by God
» Wisdom
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
» Access to God
» Alliance and Society with the Enemies of God
» Anger of God, The
» Call of God, The
» Christ is God
» Communion with God
» Counsels and Purposes of God, The
» Delighting in God
» Devotedness to God
» Disobedience to God
» Faithfulness of God, The
» Favour of God, The
» Forgetting God
» Forsaking God
» Gifts of God, The
» Glorifying God
» Glory of God, The
» God
» Goodness of God, The
» Holiness of God, The
» Holy Spirit, The, is God
» Ignorance of God
» Ingratitude to God
» Joy of God over his People, The
» Justice of God, The
» Justification before God
» Law of God, The
» Long-suffering of God, The
» Love of God, The
» Love to God
» Loving-kindness of God, The
» Mercy of God, The
» Miracles wrought through Servants of God
» Obedience to God
» Power of God, The
» Promises of God, The
» Providence of God, The
» Rebellion Against God
» Reconciliation with God
» Righteousness of God, The
» Seeking God
» Theocracy, The, or Immediate Government by God
» Truth of God, The
» Unity of God
» Waiting Upon God
» Wisdom of God, The
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
» Children of God
» Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the
» Fatherhood of God
» God
» God, Name of
» God, Names of
» God, Presence of
» High, God Most
» Holy One of God
» Image of God
» Kingdom of God
» Knowledge of God
» Lamb, Lamb of God
» Likeness of God
» Presence of God
» Providence of God
» Son of God
» Will of God
» Wrath of God
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
» Decrees of God
» Foreknowledge of God
» God
» Goodness of God
» Government of God
» Judgments of God
» Justice of God
» Kingdom of God
» River of God
» Son of God
» Word of God
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
» God
» Son of God
• King James Dictionary
» God speed
• Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia
» Moses, The Man of God
» Sons of God
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
» Angel of God
» Children of God
» Father, God the
» God, 1
» God, 2
» God, 3
» God, Children of
» God, Image of
» God, Names of
» God, Son (sons) of
» God, Strange
» God, the Father
» God, the Unknown
» House of God
» Image of God
» Kingdom of God (of Heaven), the
» Lamb of God
» Names of God
» Purpose, of God
» Son of God, the
» Sons of God
» Sons of God (new Testament)
» Unknown God
» Wisdom of God
Greek - without God
Greek - god
Greek - gospel of God
Greek - lover of God, lovers of God
Greek - God forbid
Greek - god forbid
Greek - God forbid
Greek - I would to God, would to God
Greek - given by inspiration of God, inspired by God
Greek - God, God-ward, god, godly, God's, God-fearing, gods
Greek - taught of God, taught by God
Greek - to fight against God, fighting against God
Greek - fight against God
Greek - worshipper of God, God-fearing
Greek - hater of God, haters of God
Greek - God-fearing
Greek - Son of God
Greek - God speed
Greek - answer of God
Greek - be admonished of God, be warned from God, be warned of God
Hebrew - would God
Hebrew - GOD, God, God-ward, god, goddess, godly, God's, gods
Hebrew - God, god, gods
Hebrew - God, god, God's
Hebrew - GOD
Hebrew - God forbid
Hebrew - GOD, GOD
Hebrew - GOD
Hebrew - God, god, God's, gods
Hebrew - God-ward
Hebrew - God
Hebrew - would God
Hebrew - God
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God -

(good ). Throughout the Hebrew Scriptures two chief names are used for the one true divine Being--ELOHIM, commonly translated God in our version, and JEHOVAH, translated Lord . Elohim is the plural of Eloah (in Arabic Allah ); it is often used in the short form EL (a word signifying strength , as in EL-SHADDAI, God Almighty, the name by which God was specially known to the patriarchs. (Genesis 17:1; 28:3; Exodus 6:3) The etymology is uncertain, but it is generally agreed that the primary idea is that of strength, power of effect , and that it properly describes God in that character in which he is exhibited to all men in his works, as the creator, sustainer and supreme governor of the world. The plural form of Elohim has given rise to much discussion. The fanciful idea that it referred to the trinity of persons in the Godhead hardly finds now a supporter among scholars. It is either what grammarians call the plural of majesty , or it denotes the fullness of divine strength, the sum of the powers displayed by God. Jehovah denotes specifically the one true God, whose people the Jews were, and who made them the guardians of his truth. The name is never applied to a false god, nor to any other being except one, the ANGEL-JEHOVAH who is thereby marked as one with God, and who appears again in the New Covenant as "God manifested in the flesh." Thus much is clear; but all else is beset with difficulties. At a time too early to be traced, the Jews abstained from pronouncing the name, for fear of its irreverent use. The custom is said to have been founded on a strained interpretation of (Leviticus 24:16) and the phrase there used, "THE NAME" (Shema ), is substituted by the rabbis for the unutterable word. In reading the Scriptures they substituted for it the word ADONAI (Lord ), from the translation of which by Kurios in the LXX., followed by the Vulgate, which uses Dominus , we have the LORD of our version. The substitution of the word Lord is most unhappy, for it in no way represents the meaning of the sacred name. The key to the meaning of the name is unquestionably given in God’s revelation of himself to Moses by the phrase "I AM THAT I AM," (Exodus 3:14; 6:3) We must connect the name Jehovah with the Hebrew substantive verb to be , with the inference that it expresses the essential, eternal, unchangeable being of Jehovah. But more, it is not the expression only, or chiefly, of an absolute truth: it is a practical revelation of God, in his essential, unchangeable relation to this chosen people, the basis of his covenant.

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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'God'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".
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