Old Testament Titles of Jehovah Appropriated by Christ

In a comprehensive article about the deity of Christ, noted scholars F.F. Bruce and W.J. Martin pointed out some of the many titles that Jesus Christ uniquely shares with YHWH:

  • “First and Last”
  • The “I AM”
  • Author of Eternal Words
  • Light
  • Rock
  • Bridegroom
  • Shepherd
  • Forgiver of Sins
  • Redeemer
  • Savior/Author of Salvation
  • Co-Partner of Divine Glory
  • Judge

The PDF article can be found here.

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The Name of God

tetragrammaton

The tetragrammaton in Hebrew.

Jehovah’s Witnesses stress the importance of using God’s proper name, Jehovah, when referring to the Heavenly Father. The name ‘Jehovah’ is actually one of the transliterations used when referring to the Hebrew word used for God, YHWH. The other commonly used transliteration is the name ‘Yahweh.’ Jews often used the word Adonai (translated ‘Lord’) in place of YHWH (also referred to as the tetragrammaton) out of fear and reverence to God. Most English translations of the Bible use the word ‘LORD’ (all caps) in place of YHWH. Although, some versions (such as the King James Version) use the name ‘Jehovah’ in select passages. An example of this is found in the book of Psalms: (more…)