What are some alternative names for God other than Jehovah?


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Some names for God from different religions are Adonai, Elohim, Allah, Brahman and Shangdi. The Christian name for God, Jehovah, derives from the Hebrew Yahweh, from the letters YHWH, which in turn mean "I AM." Titles that people use as names for God include Lord, Almighty, Father and Creator.

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The most frequently occurring name for God in the Hebrew Bible is the four-letter YHWH.

Elohim is the name for God that appears first in the Bible in Genesis. "El" is from a root word that means strength or power. It is a masculine plural form of a name that is feminine in its singular form. Variant forms are El, Ilah, Elah and the Muslim Allah.

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