To say that Yahweh’s titles are His names is an error and does justice neither to His role nor to His Sacred Name.
Let us analyse the titles and the name of the Creator in an objective manner, without reference to the stereotypical concepts of Christianity or modern Judaism but rather using the ancient Judaism of the ancient Hebrew people as our reference.
Being that the Creator gave the revelation EXCLUSIVELY to the Hebrew people, the titles and the Name of the Creator, obviously, must be in Hebrew. The translations that have been made of those titles have been adequate in some cases and inadequate in others. Let us look at them one by one.
ELOHEI (is the singular form f Elohim, also indicates possession)
Elohei Kedem – the Almighty of Antiquity [Debarim (Deuteronomy) 33:27]
Elohei Tzva’os – the Almighty of hosts or of the armies [Shemu’ el Bet (2 Samuel) 5:10]
Elohei Mishpat – the Almighty of Justice [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 30:18]
Eloah Selichot – the Almighty of Forgiveness [Nehemyah (Nehemiah) 9:17]
Elohei Marom – the Almighty on High [Mikah (Michah) 6:6]
Elohei mikarov – the Almighty at Hand [Yirmeyah(Jeremiah) 23:23]
(skipped Elohe Jhasdi look into it later)
Elohei Ma’oz – the Almighty of my strength [Tehillim (Psalms) 43:2]
Elohei Tehillati – the Almighty of my praise [Tehillim (Psalms) 109:1]
Elohei Yisi to be looked into.
Elohei Tzur – the Almighty Rock of my deliverance [Shemu’el Bet (2 Samuel) 22:47]
Elohei Kol Basar – the Almighty of all flesh [Yirmeyah (Jeremiah) 32:27]
Elohei HaRuchot L’Chol Basar – the Almighty of the spirits of all flesh [Bemidbar (Numbers) 16:22]
Elohei Kadosh – the Almighty that is Holy or Set-apart [Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 19:2; Yehoshua (Joshua) 24:19]
Elohei Chayyim – the Living Almighty [Yirmeyah (Jeremiah) 10:10]
EL (the root of the word Elohei and also means “the Almighty“,
El is also used in combination with other words to form tiles of the Creator.
El HaGadol – the Great Almighty [Debarim (Deuteronomy) 10:17]
El HaKadosh – the Holy Almighty [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 5:16]
El Yisrael – the Almighty of Yisra’ĕl [Tehillim (Psalms) 68:36]
El HaShamayim – the Almighty of the heavens [Tehillim (Psalms) 136:26]
El Sali – the Almighty of my Strength; the Almighty my Rock [Tehillim (Psalms) 42:9]
[skipped El Simjat Guili for research]
El Roi – the Almighty who sees me [Bereshith (Genesis) 16:13]
El HaKavod – the Almighty of Glory [Tehillim (Psalms) 29:3]
El De’ot – the Almighty of Knowledge [Shemu’el Aleph (1 Samuel) 2:3]
El Olam – the Almighty of Eternity or the Almighty of the Universe [Bereshith (Genesis) 21:33]
El Emet – the Almighty of Truth [Tehillim (Psalms) 31:5]
El Emunah – the Faithful Almighty [Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:4]
El Yeshuati – the Almighty of my salvation [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 12:2]
El Chayyai – the Almighty of my life [Tehillim (Psalms) 42:8]
El Echad – the One Almighty [Mal’aki (Malachi) 2:10]
El Rachum – the Almighty of Compassion [Debarim (Deuteronomy) 4:31]
El Channun – the Gracious Almighty [Yonah (Jonas) 4:2]
El Kanno – the Jealous Almighty [Debarim (Deuteronomy) 4:24]
El Tzaddik – the Righteous Almighty [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 45:21]
El Shaddai – the All-Sufficient Almighty [Bereshith (Genesis) 17:1].
In Hebrew ‘shad‘ means breast and ‘dai‘ means sufficient. It is often translated appropriately as Omnipotent.
El Elyon – the Most High Almighty [Bereshith (Genesis) 14:18]
El Yeshurun -the Almighty of Yeshurun [Debarim (Deuteronomy) 33:26].
Yeshurun means righteous and is a name given affectionately to Yisra’ĕl. It is also Yisra’ĕl’s character and high calling.
El Gibbor – the Strong Almighty [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 9:6]
Immanu El – the Almighty with us [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 7:14]
ELAH (Aramaic form of the Hebrew ‘Eloah‘ and it has been erroneously translated as ‘God’. It is used 70 times in the Tanach [Old Covenant Books]. It is also combined with other words to form composite titles :
Elah Yahrushalayim – the Almighty of Yahrushalayim [Ezra (Esra) 7:19]
Elah Yisra’ĕl– the Almighty of Yisra’ĕl[Ezra (Ezra) 5:1]
Elah Shemaya – the Almighty of heaven [Ezra (Ezra) 7:23]
Elah Shemaya Vearah – the Almighty of heaven and earth [Ezra (Ezra) 5:11]
ELOAH – is also used as the singular of Elohim. It is used 50 times in the Tanach. It is also translated erroneously as ‘God’ and means the Almighty as well.
YHWH– יהוה (Yahweh) – is the unique and personal name of the Creator in the Kitvei Hakodesh (Sacred Scriptures).
Unfortunately, in some traditional versions it has been substituted for the word ‘Lord’, which has nothing to do with the name of יהוה . ‘Lord’ was only used in recognition of the baalim (pagan gods). It is used 7,000 in the Kitvei HaKodesh and it is the personal distinctive and name of the Creator. The Greek scholars call it ‘Tetragramaton‘ or ‘Tetragrama‘ , a Greek word that means ‘composed of four letters’. It refers to the four Hebrew words Yod, Hey, Waw, Hei.
Yahweh is the memorial name that the Creator revealed to Moses at the burning bush and to al His servants since Creation. This name is a Hebrew verbal form that means ‘to be’. The name Yahweh expresses the absolute permanence nature of the Creator. In Judaism it is considered as the name that expresses His Rachem (compassion), while Elohei is the title that expresses His justice. Nobody gave Him that name rather, He chose it for Himself. Many have known this Sacred Name in an erroneous form like ‘Jehovah’ (which means RUIN, DISASTER) which is a corruption of the True Original Name.
Any Christian or Jewish Bible Dictionary indicates how the word ‘Jehovah’ was produced in the middle ages and how it was popularised thanks to a catholic monk called Petrus Galatinus.
It is also false that the original pronunciation of the Tetragrama has been lost. The Jewish Encyclopaedia tells us that it was “never lost” (How would this be possible?). All the evidence gathered up to date shows that in antiquity it was pronounced YAHWEH, as it is still pronounced today by the shomronites (Samaritans), that never have abided by the rabbinic prohibitions concerning its pronunciation . This name is also combined with other words in the Kitvei HaKodesh to form compound titles :
Yahweh Elohei – Almighty Yahweh [Bereshith (Genesis) 2:4]
Yahweh Yireh – Yahweh sees or provides [Bereshith (Genesis) 22:14]
Yahweh Nissi – Yahweh is my standard or my sign of power [Shemoth (Exodus) 17:15]
Yahweh Shalom – Yahweh is peace [Shofetim (Judges) 6:24]. ‘Shalom‘ means well-being, health, peace.
Yahweh Tzidkeinu – Yahweh is our justice [Yirmeyah (Jeremiah) 33:16]
Yahweh Rofecha – Yahweh heals [Shemoth (Exodus) 15:26]
Yahweh Tzva’os – Yahweh of the armies [Shemu’el Aleph (1 Samuel) 1:11]
Yahweh Oseinu – Yahweh our Maker [Tehillim (Psalms) 95:6]
YAH – is the short form of Yahweh (יהוה). It has the same meaning as יהוה and it is used approximately 40 times in the Kitvei HaKodesh.
Tehillim (Psalms) 122:3-4 3 Yerushalayim is built As a city that is bound together, 4 Where the tribes have come up, The tribes of Yah, A witness to Yisra’ĕl, To give thanks to the Name of יהוה.
It is also found in the compound word HALLELU-YAH, which means “Give Praise to Yah“.
Although modern Jews astain from pronouncing the Name of יהוה they may freely pronounce the Name ‘Yah‘ and, in fact, this name appears in traditional Jewish hymns, such as the canticle ‘Yah Ribbon“.
According to Judaism:
ADONAI is the rabbinic substitute of the Tetragrama. They say that it is an emphatic form of the word “Adon”, which means “master” or “Lord”. They translate Adonai generally as “Lord”, however it is mistaken because it derives from the baalim (pagan gods) names. The Sovereign would be a more accurate translation for the word Yah.
ADON – means “master” [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 10:33]. It is applied in the Kitvei HaKodesh when referring to the Creator, to men and to angels.
OTHER TITLES OF ABBA (THE FATHER) IN THE TANACH:
Hashem [Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 24:16].
This title can be used as long as it goes together with the Kadosh (sacred) Name, for example: Hashem Yahweh.
The Almighty of Avraham, Yisaac and Yaakob – [Shemoth (Exodus) 3:15].
The Great Almighty and Awesome Elohei – [Debarim (Deuteronomy) 10:17].
Wonder, Counsellor, Strong Ěl, Father of Continuity – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 9:6].
Abba – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 64:8]
Kadosh – [Habaqquq (Habakkuk) 1:12]
Tzaddik – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 26:27]
Light – [Tehillim (Psalms) 27:1]
Light of Yisra’ĕl – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 10:17]
Light of the Nations (gentiles) – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 42:6]
Our Refuge – [Tehillim (Psalms) 90:1]
Strength – [Tehillim (Psalms) 46:1; 91:2]
Our Stronghold – [Tehillim (Psalms) 18:2]
Strong Tower [Tehillim (Psalms) 61:3]
Rock of Yisra’ĕl – [Shemu’el Bet (2 Samuel) 23:3]
Chief Corner-Stone – [Tehillim (Psalms) 118:22]
Stone of Yisra’ĕl – [Bershith (Genesis) 49:24]
My portion in the land of the living – [Teheillim (Psalms) 142:5]
The portion of my inheritance – [Tehillim (Psalms) 16:5]
My Cup – [Tehillim (Psalms) 16:5]
Star – [Bemidbar (Numbers) 24:7]
Crown and Head-Dress – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 218:5]
Potter – (Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 64:8]
Tent Peg and War Bow – [Zekaryah (Zacariah) 10:4]
Husband – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 54:5]
[skip hacedor – Tehilim 49:2]
Creator – [Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes) 12:1]
Creator of Yisra’ĕl – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 43:15]
Shepherd – (Bereshith (Genesis) 49:24
Shepherd of Yisra’ĕl [Tehillim (Psalms ) 80:1]
Redeemer – [Tehillim (Psalms) 19:14]
Redeemer of Yisra’ĕl – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 49:7]
Deliverer – [Tehillim (Psalms) 144:2]
My Compassion – [Tehillim (Psalms) 144:2]
Saviour – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 45:15]
Sovereign – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 6:5]
Sovereign of Yisra’ĕl – [Tsephanyah (Zephaniah) 3:15]
Sovereign of Esteem – [Tehillim (Psalms) 24:7]
Master of all the earth – [Mikah (Micah) 4:13]
Ancient of Days – [Dani’el (Daniel) 7:9]
The Most High – [Debarim (Deuteronomy) 32:8]
Covenant to the people – [Yeshayah (Isaiah) 42:6]
TITLES OF THE ABBA (FATHER) IN THE BRIT HADASHA
Abba – [Mattityah (Matthew) 6:9; Romiyim (Romans) 8:15]
The only true Elohei – [Yohanan (John) 17:3]
The Almighty of Grace – [Romiyim (Romans) 8]
The One Elohei, the Father – [Romiyim (Romans) 8]; Timotiyos Bet (2 Timothy) 1:2]
Elohei of Consolation – [Romiyim (Romans)]
Father of our Master יהושע Messiah – [Qolasim (Colosians) 1:3]
The Elohei of Messiah – [Yohanan (John)]
Father of lights – [Ya’aqob (James)]
Father of Glory – [Eph’siyim (Ephesians) 1:17]
[Published by Kajal Yisraelita de Yahshua Silo]