A problem one faces with this question is that there are numerous
translations, versions, and revisions of the Bible. It's not a trivial
task to come up with a universal list in the format you're seeking.
However, I think I can show you how we can get close.
Searching www.google.com with the following term (include the
"names of god"
Turned up a number of useful resources, including the following
document which may, in the end, be what you are seeking:
The Names of God by Lambert Dolphin
An example of one of the entries in Dolphin's document for the Old
JEHOVAH-JIREH: "The Lord will Provide." Gen. 22:14. From "jireh" ("to
see" or "to provide," or to "foresee" as a prophet.) God always
provides, adequate when the times come.
An example of one of the entries in Dolphin's document for the New
SOTER: "Savior" Luke 1:4 7
Dolphin takes into account linguistic differences between Hebrew,
Greek, and English. He also points out such terms occur thousands of
times, such as:
"JEHOVAH: LORD in our English Bibles (all capitals). Yahweh is the
covenant name of God. Occurs 6823 times in the OT First use Gen. 2:4
(Jehovah Elohim). "
Given that the word "Lord" as a name of God occurs 6,823 times in the
Old Testament makes what you're seeking even more difficult. Dolphin's
listing appears to be the best, most concise one that I have found to
Another approach is to find an online Bible Concordance that allows
searching for the names of God. For example, doing another search on
www.google.com with the following terms (again, include the quotation
"names of god" concordance
Turns up a number of useful tools for generating the type of list
you're seeking. For example, go to the following online resource:
Online Bible Study Aids
and scroll down to the two Concordances listed. If you select
Nave's Topical BIble
and search using the phrase
names of god
you will be given a link which you can click on which will search for
"God, Names of" returning a huge listing including examples such as:
To be reverenced
(Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11; 28:58; Psalms 111:9; Micah 4:5; 1
Clicking upon each entry will turn up the appropriate passage with the
full wording, such as:
Exodus 20, verse 7
7: Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the
LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
A final approach, and the closest mechanism I've been able to come up
with to get you what you want in the format you request is to search
online versions of the bible using the known synonyms for God that you
uncover in these various resources (or that you already know). The way
to find such resources (and doing the searches listed above will lead
you to many) is to once again search www.google.com using this phrase:
One that I turned up and used was the following searchable online
This is useful because it allows you to search in various versions of
the Bible. I selected KJV (King James Version) and entered the word
"Jehovah" and turned up seven entries that looked like this:
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name
of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
(Whole Chapter: Exodus 6 In context: Exodus 6:2-4)
If you have a finite set of searchable terms, you can repeat the
search for each term, saving the results. You're still faced with the
"versions" problem, but this approach at this specific site does give
you the ability to use different printings of the Bible.
A problem you'll continue to face is getting things in the exact
format you require. With a small amount of programming expertise, and
a little time and effort, one could write a computer program to
reformat results for you.
Good luck in your research, and don't hesitate to ask for a
clarification if this answer doesn't suit you.
Request for Answer Clarification by
11 Jul 2002 13:29 PDT
This actually includes some great commentary on how to find the
answer, but simply doesn't list the answer. It is an incomplete
solution that provides where the possible solution might be found
I don't have time to research this question (even though I know the
net). Hence my request here for a "list of the names of God", which
also provided the format example in the question; To clarify, I did
not ask: "where are all the names of God available on the net?"
Can you provide "the list" as per my google answers example in the
original question (translations NIV, King James, NKJ, etc.) don't
Clarification of Answer by
11 Jul 2002 14:10 PDT
Could you tell me from which version and language of the Bible you
require this information? In order to attempt to retrieve it, it will
have to be a version that is no longer under copyright (some of the
newer versions are, indeed, under copyright). I recommend the King
James Version and will probably begin working on this based on that
Second, do you wish to leave the interpretation as to "names of god"
up to me to determine? I'm pretty sure I can come up with a defensible
list, but there's always room for interpretation. If not, do you have
a working list of synonyms, or can you refer me to a standard list of
your preference? At the very least, I can use your suggested terms in
addition to others.
Third, do you require the exact format of your results as stated? Your
format appears to be:
"short quote containing term" Book Chapter:Verse
Where I'm confused with your format is with "Abba" where it appears
that you are citing the occurence of that term in two locations. If
you want a list with short phrases, then the "Abba" example causes a
problem and would require more guidance. A list of just the terms,
accumulating all occurences as to where they occur is naught but a
concordance which is something I can generate.
Note that according to Dolphin there are 6,823 occurences of "Lord"
(Dolphin cites as the English language translation of Jehovah) in the
Old testament. Are you seeking this large a listing (doable) or do you
have some kind of summary in mind? Note that "Lord" is likely the most
common term, but others are likely to be just as numerous. Options
would be forego the "short phrase" option and just list occurrences of
the term (i.e., a Concordance).
As I intend to pursue this stubbornly, and as a labor of love (you'll
be getting much more than your $4.00 worth if I succeed) I do need
more direction. Especially the terminology vis a vis "alphabetized,
structured, categorized." Do you have a specific categorization scheme
Should anyone else come up with what you are seeking independent of my
original research, feel free to ask for a full refund of your
investment in this question.