Names of God & Names of Jesus in the Bible
The Bible has many names for both God and Jesus. Here we explore some of the most common and often-heard names of God and Jesus.
Names of God
- Hebrew word meaning 'God' or 'gods'
- Yahweh (YHWH)
- The name of the national god of Judah
- Adon (plural Adonai)
- Hebrew for 'Lord'
- Greek word for 'God'
- Greek word for 'Lord' or 'master'
- Greek word for 'Master'
- Only seen in The New Testament
Names of Jesus
- From the Greek 'Christos' and means 'the anointed one'.
- Son of God
- A title used throughout The New Testament, emphasizing Jesus' divinity.
- Lamb of God
- Only appears once in the Bible (John 1:29).
- Logos (the Word)
- The Greek word for 'word' or 'reason'. The first appearance is in John 1:1: 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.'
- The Alpha & the Omega
- The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, used as a metaphor for Jesus being the beginning and the end.
- Good Shepherd
- Self-referential term used by Jesus, as can be found in John 10:11.
- Meaning 'God with us' (Isaiah 7:14)
- King of Kings
- Jesus is referred to as King of Kings once in the Bible (Revelation 19:16).
- Savior of humankind
- Son of Man
- The primary title Jesus used to refer to himself in the Bible (88 times).