Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 11 – El Olam

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

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

#11 – El Olam

The Everlasting God, The God of Eternity, The God of the Universe, The God of Ancient Days

Use in the Bible: El Olam is first used in Genesis 21:33:

“Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.

Meaning and Derivation: El is another name that is translated as “God” and can be used in conjunction with other words to designate various aspects of God’s character. Olam derives from the root word ‘lm (which means “eternity”). Olam literally means “forever,” “eternity,” or “everlasting”. When the two words are combined – El Olam – it can be translated as “The Eternal God.”

“Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.” – Isaiah 26:4

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

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

One response to “Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 11 – El Olam

  1. Solitary thoughts about God can open up & reveal what I-we think & know, – but bring a few men together at a remote campsite on a clear-moonless night, and the Subject of God will come up as we men gaze out into the absolutely Vast Universe of Billions of Stars.. The two outer spiral arms of our own MilkyWayGalaxy clearly visable.. One man breaks Silence and says, “How can one contemplate a God that is big enough to have made this awesome Universe..??” = Another man responds, “Are You measuring this Awesome God by the smallness of Man & Yourself..?? I say this: – that Each of You who truly Believe in Our God, – will have his-her life-time Faith truly& stunningly confirmed before you leave this Earth.. I’d like to suggest – that Awesome Event will become the Confirmation of Your Faith..!!


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