72 Names of God

April 2, 2008 · Print This Article

There are 72 Names of God according to the Jewish and Kabbalistic tradition. Here are a few:

Yahweh

Elohim

Adonai

Ehyeh

El

Elohim

Elyon

Shaddai

Explore the meaning behind the 72 Names of God in more depth by visiting the Jewish Encyclopedia.

YHWH

YHWH, or also Yahweh, is the personal name for the God of Israel. This name, above all others is considered the holiest of holies and is referred to as the Tetragrammaton, in order to prevent actually having to use the Name of God, which is strictly taboo. The name, Ha Shem, which means ‘the Name,’ is commonly used when referring to God.

The Importance of Hebrew

The 72 Names of God and their meanings are tightly linked with the original language they were spoken and written in (Hebrew) and closely connected to the esoteric tradition of Kabbalah.

YHWH

Learn more about the Hebrew Language and its connection to the 72 Names of God by visiting Hebrew for Christians.

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