[9], Veneration of the name of God goes back to the Old Testament, and as in Exodus 20:7, the Ten Commandments state: "You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God". El-Shaddai, God Almighty: When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai —‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life (Genesis 17:1, NLT). [7], Other prayers in various Christian traditions have continued to refer to the name of God, e.g. [10] In the religious sense, the names of God are not human inventions, but have divine origin and are based on divine revelation. [11], Many English translations of the Bible translate the Tetragrammaton as LORD, following the Jewish practice of substituting Adonai for it. [4][5] This is further shown in Jesus' Farewell Discourse to His disciples at the end of the Last Supper, in which He addresses the Father and in John 17:6 and 17:26 states:[4], In Revelation 3:12 those who bear the name of God are destined for the new Jerusalem; which will come down (to earth) from heaven.

[7], The simplest form by which God is referred to in the Old Testament is El[9][10][11] (see proper names of earlier Canaanite gods). For instance, Jehovah's Witnesses make consistent use of Jehovah. (1582 edition of Douay–Rheims Version Bible). In his 4th century sermon "Hallowed be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom Come", Gregory of Nyssa referred to [14] In the same sense as the substitution of Adonai, the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Bible to Greek mainly used the word Kyrios (Greek: Κύριος, meaning 'lord') for YHWH. Ex. [15], The essential uses of the name of God the Father in the New Testament are Theos (θεός the Greek term for God), Kyrios (i.e. The pronouncement "I Am that I Am" in Exodus 3:14, in rabbinical scholarship taken as a gloss on the meaning of the Tetragrammaton, was in Hellenistic Judaism rendered as ἐγώ εἰμί ὁ ὢν.

the Catholic Golden Arrow prayer begins with:[34][35], The widespread use of the Jesus prayer in the Eastern Orthodox Church has also been associated with the power of the name of God, with continuing theological discussions.[36]. [1][2] Similarly, El-Shaddai, derived from "shad" i.e. [9] Adonai has a similar context and refers to God as a powerful ruler. [5], John 12:27 presents the sacrifice of Jesus the Lamb of God, and the ensuing salvation delivered through it as the glorification of the name of God, with the voice from Heaven confirming Jesus' petition ("Father, glorify thy name") by saying: "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again" referring to the Baptism and crucifixion of Jesus. The Tetragrammaton YHWH, the name of God written in Hebrew, All Saints church, Nyköping, Sweden In Christian theology the name of God has always had much deeper meaning and significance than being just a label or designator. [2] In the religious sense, the names of God are not human inventions, but have divine origin and are based on divine revelation. [26] The Greek word pneuma, generally translated spirit, is found around 385 times in the New Testament.