Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 2 – El Elyon

George Washington praying at Valley Forge

He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. So how much do we know about His Name? 

This second post is about the next Old Testament name of God:

#2 – El Elyon

The Most High God

Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament El Elyon occurs 28 times. It occurs 19 times in Psalms. El Elyon is first used in Gen 14:18:

“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High(El Elyon)”

Meaning and Derivation: El Elyon expresses the extreme sovereignty and majesty of God and His highest preeminence. This name can be translated as “the most exalted God.”(Psa 57:2):

“I cry out to God Most High, to God,
who vindicates me.”

Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy Name (El Elyon)


The descriptive covenant names of God in this series:

  1. El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
  2. El Elyon (The Most High God)
  3. Adonai (Lord, Master)
  4. Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
  5. Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
  6. Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
  7. Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
  8. Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
  9. Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
  10. Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
  11. El Olam (The Everlasting God)
  12. Elohim (God)
  13. Qanna (Jealous)
  14. Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
  15. Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
  16. Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

Taken from the Blue Letter Bible:  https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/misc/name_god.cfm

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7 responses to “Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 2 – El Elyon

  1. Thank you, GOD bless us all

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  2. Traildustfotm, the post you did yesterday, and to be totally honest, the song by Amy Grant, El Shaddai, brought to mind something that I had lost. When I was much younger, and attending Bible college, I felt at times so much more in sync with the will of God. It was much easier to understand His will for my life. And to be honest, prayer was not something done like a period at the end of a sentence, when I lay down before sleep. I was in a continual state of prayer and communion with God.

    I lost that feeling, the closeness, and have missed it for so long, that I forgot in many ways, that it even existed. But the song, which was popular at the time I speak of, suddenly hit me and made me realize just what had changed. You see, during that time, I spent all of my spare moments either studying or working or driving. And the only music I listened to was Christian music, thus I don’t know much about secular music from the 80’s. By spending so much of my day focused on God, He was able to work within me to draw me to Himself.

    So thank you for being a part of reminding me of the way to draw closer to God. Philippians 4:8
    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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    • Thanks pigpen51, I know just what you mean. A few years ago I sent an email to Barry McGuire that sounded like what you just wrote. He reminded me that it’s all still there, it’s eternal, and it’s waiting for us to turn off the world, focus on His Word, and wait on the Holy Spirit. I am trying to live that way again now. It’s still true. Why let the distractions of the world steal the joy out of each day?

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    • Tim . . . I am with you . . . that is such a serene, soul searching rendering of Washington pleading with The Lord for the care and keeping of his troops, this new tender nation. This picture is exquisite. I had wanted to get a print of it, but when I last saw if (in a framed edition) the price was over $400.00, so I put off that purchase. There is no doubt that The Lord loved Washington, and that he was raised up to do a mighty work among his fellow men in this land. I love the story of the bullet proof Washington. I never tire of hearing or reading it once again. It reminds me that Our God is mindful of this nation, and that He has on numerous occasions held the future of this nation in His hands. It is up to us to respond to His loving, tender care by remaining true to his gospel, and to do all that we can do to be a righteous people.

      TD . . . Thank you, this two part series has been superb!

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