What do LORD, GOD, Lord, God, etc., stand for in the Bible? Why are they used in place of God's name?


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The English word God in the Old Testament is translated from the original Hebrew word "Elohim".

This is a generic and general term. It may refer to the Creator, angels and humans, being "powerful ones".

To be specific as to what "god" is being referred to, the Creator-God is identified as YHVH-Elohim, El Shaddai, and other YHVH-descriptions of function, e.g., YHVH-Jireh, provider or mountain.

This is so important to understand so that we can trace the similarity of Jesus, the Messiah, to the pre-incarnate Word, the Creator, the YHVH-Elohim.

This YHVH-Elohim of the Old Testament is the incarnate Jesus in the NT and not the Father of Jesus.

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