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    Genesis 1-2. Elohim or Yahweh?

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    Genesis 1-2. Elohim or Yahweh?

    Why does Genesis 1 refer to God exclusively by the Hebrew title Elohim, "God," while the second chapter of Genesis, (Genesis 2)beginning in the second half of Genesis 2:4, speaks exclusively of Yahweh Elohim, that is, "the Lord God"? So striking is this divergence of the divine names that it has been common in critical circles of biblical scholarship to conclude that the writer, or, as those in the critical school prefer, the redactor (a sort of copyeditor) used basically two different sources for the two creation accounts found in the two chapters.
    The person who paved the way for this theory of dual sources was Jean Astruc (1684-1766), the personal physician to Louis XV and a professor on the medical faculty of the University of Paris. While he still held to the Mosaic authorship of all of the Pentateuch, his volume on the book of Genesis published in 1753 offered the major clue that the names Elohim and Yahweh were the telltale traces that Moses used two sources to compose this materialómaterial that obviously recorded events occurring before his time.
    This explanation as to how Moses had access to material far beyond his own lifetime and the reason for the use of the dual names, however, was too facile; it failed to note that the variation in the employment of these two divine names in the book of Genesis was subject to certain rules that could be described rather precisely. First of all, the name Yahweh, "Lord," (notice the English translation convention of rendering this name in large and small capital letters, as opposed to "Lord," which renders another word meaning something like "master") is a proper noun used exclusively of the God of Israel. Elohim, on the other hand, is a generic term for "God" or "gods" that only subsequently became a proper name.
    Yahweh is used wherever the Bible stresses God's personal relationship with his people and the ethical aspect of his nature. Elohim, on the other hand, refers to God as the Creator of the whole universe of people and things, and especially of the material world: he was the ruler of nature, the source of all life. This variation of divine names can be seen most dramatically in texts like Psalm 19. In this psalm Elohim is used in the first part, which describes God's work in creation and his relationship to the material world. But in the middle of the psalm the psalmist switches to the topic of the law of the Lord and the relationship the Lord has with those who know him; there the name Yahweh appears.
    A further complication occurs because Exodus 6:3 notes that God says, "I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself known to them." The resolution to this apparent contradiction to some 150 uses of the name Yahweh during the patriarchal period is to be found in a technical point of Hebrew grammar, known as beth essentiae, in the phrase "by my name." This phrase meant that while Abraham, Isaac and Jacob heard and used the name Yahweh, it was only in Moses' day that the realization of the character, nature and essence of what that name meant became clear. "By the name" is better translated "in the character [or nature] of Yahweh [was I not known]."
    Thus the name Yahweh is used when the Bible wishes to present the personal character of God and his direct relationship with those human beings who have a special association with him. Contrariwise, Elohim occurs when the Scriptures are referring to God as a transcendent Being who is the author of the material world, yet One who stands above it. Elohim conveys the more philosophically oriented concept that connects deity with the existence of the world and humanity. But for those who seek the more direct, personal and ethically oriented view of God, the term Yahweh was more appropriate.
    Accordingly, Genesis 1 correctly used the name Elohim, for God's role as Creator of the whole universe and of all living things and all mortals is what the chapter teaches. The subject narrows immediately in Genesis 2-3, however; there it describes God's very intimate and personal relationship with the first human pair, Adam and Eve. God is depicted as walking and talking with Adam in the Garden of Eden. Therefore Yahweh is appropriately joined to Elohim to indicate that the Elohim of all creation is now the Yahweh who is intimately concerned to maintain a personal relationship with those who will walk and talk with him.

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    God was known by many Names to the Hebrews. Most of the Names they had were efforts to describe one or more of His attributes as He was litteraly beyond their ability to comprehend.
    Psa 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

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    The Names of God
    This is a list of God's Names I have compiled , each Name reveals something of God's nature. The second list with the Names and Titles of Christ was supplied by a friend. I think you may enjoy them .

    Note- In the original Hebrew there was no letter J but a Y was typically used. I opted to stay with the English translation found in most concordances

    THE NAMES OF GOD


    JEHOVAH- ISAIAH 26:4 -GOD EVERLASTING STRENGTH, ROCK OF AGES

    JEHOVAH NISSI- EXODUS 17:15- THE LORD MY BANNER

    JEHOVAH SHALOM- JUDGES 6:24- THE LORD SEND PEACE

    JEHOVAH SHAMMAH - EZEKIAL 48:35 -THE LORD IS THERE

    JEHOVAH TSIDKENU- JEREMIAH 23:6- THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS

    JEHOVAH ROPHE- EXODUS 15:26- THE LORD HEALS

    JEHOVAH ROHI- PSALM 23:1- THE LORD MY SHEPARD

    JEHOVAH M'KADDESH- EXODUS 31:13- THE LORD WHO SANCTIFIES

    JEHOVAH SABAOTH- 1 SAMUEL 15:2 THE LORD OF HOSTS

    ISHI- HOSEA 2:16- HUSBAND

    BAALI - HOSEA 2:16- MY LORD

    ADONAY- DEUTERONOMY 10:17- LORD AND FATHER

    ADONE HA ADONIM- DEUTERONOMY 10:17- LORD OF LORDS

    EL ELYON- GENESIS 14:22- GOD MOST HIGH

    EL SHADDAI- GENESIS 17:1- THE GOD ALMIGHTY

    ANIY HAYAH- I AM- EXODUS 3:14- I EXIST (LITERALLY THE SELF EXISTANT ETERNAL GOD)

    ELOHIM- GENESIS 2:4- GREAT , JUDGE, ANGEL BUT WITH THE DEFINITIVE ARTICLE SUPREME GOD

    EL ELOE- GENESIS 33:20- THE GOD OF JACOB

    JAH- PSALM 68:4- THE SACRED NAME- THE LORD MOST VEHEMENT

    QANNA - EXODUS 34:14- JEALOUS



    ELOI- MARK 15:34- MY GOD

    ABBA- MARK 14:36- FATHER

    EMMANUEL- MATTHEW 1:23- GOD WITH US

    KURIOUS- LORD- Luk 12:42


    THE NAMES OF Christ:

    JEHOSHUA-MATTHEW 3:15 - JESUS -JOSHUA- GOD SAVESThis is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua, which was originally Hoshea (Num_13:8, Num_13:16), but changed by Moses into Jehoshua (Num_13:16; 1Ch_7:27), or Joshua. After the Exile it assumed the form Jeshua, whence the Greek form JESUS. It was given to our Lord to denote the object of his mission, to save (Mat_1:21). ( COURTESY EASTON BIBLE DICTIONARY)

    The Titles and Names of Christ

    Adam, Second - 1Co 15:45
    Almighty - Re 1:18
    Amen - Re 3:14
    Alpha and Omega - Re 1:8; 22:13
    Advocate - 1Jo 2:1
    Angel - Ge 48:16; Ex 23:20,21
    Angel of the Lord - Ex 3:2; Jg 13:1518
    Angel of God's presence - Isa 63:9
    Apostle - Heb 3:1
    Arm of the Lord - Isa 51:9; 53:1
    Author and Finisher or our faith - Heb 12:2
    Blessed and only Potentate - 1Ti 6:15
    Beginning of the creation of God - Re 3:14
    Branch - Jer 23:5; Zec 3:8; 6:12
    Bread of Life - Joh 6:35,48
    Captain of the Lord's hosts - Jos 5:14,15
    Captain of salvation - Heb 2:10
    Chief Shepherd - 1Pe 5:4
    Christ of God - Lu 9:20
    Consolation of Israel - Lu 2:25
    Chief Cornerstone - Eph 2:20; 1Pe 2:6
    Commander - Isa 55:4
    Counsellor - Isa 9:6
    David - Jer 30:9; Eze 34:23
    Dayspring - Lu 1:78
    Deliverer - Ro 11:26
    Desire of all nations - Hag 2:7
    Door - Joh 10:7
    Elect of God - Isa 42:1
    Emmanuel - Isa 7:14; Mt 1:23
    Eternal life - 1Jo 1:2; 5:20
    Everlasting Father - Isa 9:6
    Faithful witness - Re 1:5; 3:14
    First and Last - Re 1:17; 2:8
    Firstbegotten of the dead - Re 1:5
    Firstborn of every creature - Col 1:15
    Forerunner - Heb 6:20
    God - Isa 40:9; Joh 20:28
    God blessed for ever - Ro 9:5
    God's fellow - Zec 13:7
    Glory of the Lord - Isa 40:5
    Good Shepherd - Joh 10:14
    Great High Priest - Heb 4:14
    Governor - Mt 2:6
    Head of the Church - Eph 5:23; Col 1:18
    Heir of all things - Heb 1:2
    Holy One - Ps 16:10; Ac 2:27,31
    Holy One of God - Mr 1:24
    Holy One of Israel - Isa 41:14
    Horn of salvation - Lu 1:69
    I AM - Ex 3:14; Joh 8:58
    JEHOVAH - Isa 26:4
    Jesus - Mt 1:21; 1Th 1:10
    Judge of Israel - Mic 5:1
    Just One - Ac 7:52
    King - Zec 9:9; Mt 21:5
    King of Israel - Joh 1:49
    King of the Jews - Mt 2:2
    King of Saints - Re 15:3
    King of Kings - 1Ti 6:15; Re 17:14
    Law giver - Isa 33:22
    Lamb - Re 5:6,12; 13:8; 21:22; 22:3
    Lamb of God - Joh 1:29,36
    Leader - Isa 55:4
    Life - Joh 14:6; Col 3:4; 1Jo 1:2
    Light of the world - Joh 8:12
    Lion of the tribe of Judah - Re 5:5
    Lord of glory - 1Co 2:8
    Lord of all - Ac 10:36
    LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS - Jer 23:6
    Lord God of the holy prophets - Re 22:6
    Lord God Almighty - Re 15:3
    Mediator - 1Ti 2:5
    Messenger of the covenant - Mal 3:1
    Messiah - Da 9:25; Joh 1:41
    Mighty God - Isa 9:6
    Mighty One of Jacob - Isa 60:16
    Morningstar - Re 22:16
    Nazarene - Mt 2:23
    Offspring of David - Re 22:16
    Only begotten - Joh 1:14
    Our Passover - 1Co 5:7
    Plant of renown - Eze 34:29
    Prince of life - Ac 3:15
    Prince of peace - Isa 9:6
    Prince of the kings of the earth - Re 1:5
    Prophet - Lu 24:19; Joh 7:40
    Ransom - 1Ti 2:6
    Redeemer - Job 19:25; Isa 59:20; 60:16
    Resurrection and life - Joh 11:25
    Rock - 1Co 10:4
    Root of David - Re 22:16
    Root of Jesse - Isa 11:10
    Ruler of Israel - Mic 5:2
    Saviour - 2Pe 2:20; 3:18
    Servant - Isa 42:1; 52:13
    Shepherd and Bishop of souls - 1Pe 2:25
    Shiloh - Ge 49:10
    Son of the blessed - Mr 14:61
    Son of God - Lu 1:35; Joh 1:49
    Son of the Highest - Lu 1:32
    Son of David - Mt 9:27
    Son of man - Joh 5:27; 6:37
    Star - Nu 24:17
    Sun of righteousness - Mal 4:2
    Surety - Heb 7:22
    True God - 1Jo 5:20
    True Light - Joh 1:9
    True Vine - Joh 15:1
    Truth - Joh 14:6
    Way - Joh 14:6
    Wisdom - Pr 8:12
    Witness - Isa 55:4
    Wonderful - Isa 9:6
    Word - Joh 1:1; 5:7
    Word of God - Re 19:13
    Word of Life - 1Jo 1:1
    Psa 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

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