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This Is Appendix 4 From The Companion Bible.
I. ELOHIM occurs 2,700 times. Its first occurrence connects it with creation, and gives it its essential meaning as the Creator. It indicates His relation to mankind as His creatures (see note on 2Chronicles 18:31, where it stands in contrast with Jehovah as indicating covenant relationship). ‘Elohim is God the Son, the living "Word" with creature form to create (John 1:1. Colossians 1:15-17. Revelation 3:14); and later, with human form to redeem (John 1:14 ). "Begotten of His Father before all worlds; born of His mother, in the world." In this creature form He appeared to the Patriarchs, a form not temporally assumed. ‘Elohim in indicated (as in the Authorized Version) by ordinary small type, "God". See table below.
II. JEHOVAH. While Elohim is God as the Creator of all things, Jehovah is the same God in covenant relation to those whom He has created (compare 2Chronicles 18:31). Jehovah means the Eternal, the Immutable One, He Who WAS, and IS, and IS TO COME. The Divine definition is given in Genesis 21:33. He is especially, therefore, the God of Israel; and the God of those who are redeemed, and are thus now "in Christ". We can say "My God," but not "My Jehovah", for Jehovah is "My God."
We have seven of these, experimentally referred to, in Psalms 23, inasmuch as Jehovah, as the "Good," "Great," and "Chief Shepherd," is engaged, in all the perfection of His attributes, on behalf of His sheep:-
III. JAH is Jehovah in a special sense and relation. Jehovah as having BECOME our Salvation (first occurrence Exodus 15:2), He Who IS, and WAS, and IS TO COME. It occurs 49 times (7x7. See Appendix 10). Jah is indicated by type thus: Lord.
IV. EL is essentially the Almighty, though the word is never so rendered (see below, "Shaddai"). EL is Elohim in all His strength and power. It is rendered "God" as Elohim is, but El is God the Omnipotent. Elohim is God the Creator putting His omnipotence into operation. Eloah (see below) is God Who wills and orders all, and Who is to be the one object of the worship of His people. El is the God Who knows all (first occurrence Genesis 14:18-22) and sees all (Genesis 16:13) and that performeth all things for His people (Psalms 57:2); and in Whom all the Divine attributes are concentrated.
V. ELOAH is Elohim, Who is to be worshipped. Eloah is God in connection with His Will rather than His power. The first occurrence associates this name with worship (Deuteronomy 32:15,17). Hence it is the title used whenever the contrast (latent or expressed) is with false gods or idols. Eloah is essentially "the living God" in contrast to inanimate idols.
VI. ELYON first occurs in Genesis 14:18 with El, and is rendered "the most high (God)". It is El and Elohim, not as the powerful Creator, but as "the possessor of heaven and earth." Hence the name is associated with Christ as the Son of "the Highest" (Luke 1:35).
VII. SHADDAI is in every instance translated "Almighty", and is indicated by small capital letters ("ALMIGHTY"). It is God (El), not as the source of strength, but of grace; not as Creator, but as the Giver. Shaddai is the All-bountiful. This title does not refer to His creative power, but to His power to supply all the needs of His people. Its first occurrence is in Genesis 17:1, and is used to show Abraham that He Who called him out to walk alone before Him could supply all his need. Even so it is the title used in 2Corinthians 6:18, where we are called to "come out" in separation from the world. It is always used in connection with El (see above).
VIII. ADON is one of three titles (ADON, ADONAI, and ADONIM), all generally rendered "Lord"; but each has its own peculiar usage and association. They all denote headship in various aspects. They have to do with God as "over-lord."
The three may be thus briefly distinguished:-
IX. The TYPES used to indicate the above titles, in the text, are as follows:-
X. THE COMBINATIONS are indicated as follows:-
Jesus Christ is the Red Thread of the Bible - the thread woven throughout the books of the Bible...The purpose of the Word, that we might know God through His Son Jesus Christ. The red-thread binding the Word of God together.
You find Jesus Christ everywhere in the Word of God.In Genesis, he is the promised seed of the woman.In Exodus, he is the Passover lamb.In Leviticus, he is the high priest.In Numbers, he is the star to rise out of Jacob.In Deuteronomy, he is the two laws-love God and love your neighbor.In Joshua, he is the captain of the lord of hosts.In Judges, he is the covenant promise named Wonderful.In Ruth, he is the kinsman redeemer.In Samuel, he is the root and offspring of David.In Kings, he is the greater than the Temple.In Chronicles, he is the king's son.In Ezra and Nehemiah, he is the rebuilder.In Esther, he is the savior of God's people.In Job, he is the daysman.In Psalms, he is the song. In Proverbs, he is the wisdom of God.In Ecclesiastes, he is the one among a thousand.In Song of Solomon, he is the bridegroom of the bride.In Isaiah, he is Jacob's branch.In Jeremiah, he is our righteousness.In Lamentations, he is the unbelievers' judgment.In Ezekiel, he is the true shepherd.In Daniel, he is the stone that became the head of the corner.In Hosea, he is the latter rain.In Joel, he is God's dwelling in Zion.In Amos, he is the raiser of David's tabernacle.In Obadiah, he is the deliverer on Mount Zion.In Jonah, he is our salvation.In Micah, he is the lord of kings.In Nahum, he is the stronghold in the time of trouble.In Habakkuk, he is our joy and confidence.In Zephaniah, he is our mighty lord.In Haggai, he is the desire of the nations.In Zechariah, he is our servant-the branch.In Malachi, he is the son of righteousness.In Matthew, he is Jehovah's Messiah.In Mark, he is Jehovah's servant.In Luke, he is Jehovah's man.In John, he is Jehovah's Son.In Acts, he is the gift of holy spirit.In Romans, he is the believer's justification.In Corinthians, he is the believer's sanctification.In Galatians, he is the believer's righteousness.In Ephesians, he is the believer's heavenly standing.In Philippians, he is the believer's self-adequacy.In Colossians, he is the believer's completeness.In Thessalonians, he is the believer's soon glorification.In Timothy, he is the faithful men.In Titus, he is the fellow laborer.In Philemon, he is love of a believer.In Hebrews, he is the high priest for sin.In James, he is the royal law.In Peter, he is the pastor.In John, he is as we are.In Jude, he is the beloved.In Revelation, he is the king of kings and lord of lords.
Q: “Allah” is the word used to translate the word “God” in the Arabic translations of the Bible. Doesn’t that mean that Moslems believe that Allah is the same God as the Christian God?
A: No one is disputing whether or not Allah is the Arabic word for God. It is. What I and many other Christians deny is that God and Allah are the same. God is our supreme being, Allah is the Moslem's, but that does not mean they are the same being.
True, we say God is above all; Arabs say Allah is above all.
True, we say God is eternal; Arabs say Allah is eternal.
There are a variety of these similarities, but similarities are not as important as differences when it comes to whether two things are the same or not. When you go to the bookstore to buy a study Bible and compare two, you do not look for how they are similar. You do not pay attention to the fact that both have covers, both include Genesis, both have ribbons, etc. You look for differences: one has bigger print, one is thumb indexed, one has a concordance in back, etc. The same is true when deciding whether or not to “buy” into the idea God and Allah are the same.
There are some very important differences between the God of the Bible and Allah:
This list could be multiplied many times over, but there is no point. We have a saying, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it is a duck. God and Allah do not walk alike or quack alike. They are not the same and anyone who tries to say they are is blind to these obvious differences. To my knowledge, most Moslems do not say that Allah and the God of the Jews and Christians are the same being, which is a major reason Moslems count Christians as "infidels." Why would they say that if they really believed we were worshipping the true God?
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