What are some names of God?


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Some names of God are Adonai, Yahweh, Allah, Brahman and El Shaddai. Adonai, Yahweh and El Shaddai are Christian names for God, while Allah and Brahman are Muslim and Hindu names for God.

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The name Adonai, which means "Lord Master" occurs 430 times in the Bible. According to Christians, Adonai describes God's superior nature over his followers. The name, first used in the Old Testament in Genesis 15:2, occurs over 200 times in the book of Ezekiel.

In Christianity, the name Yahweh means "Lord" and is the name most frequently used to describe God in the Bible. The name Yahweh appears in the Bible as "YHWH," often translated to mean "I will be who I will be." This name, according to Christians, means that God's actions shouldn't be questioned. Christians use the name El Shaddai, which means "God the all-sufficient one," to describe how their God cares for his followers.

Allah is the name for God in the Muslim religion. Muslims believe that Allah is the creator of the earth, and the prophet Muhammad is the religion's last prophet sent by Allah to mankind. In Hinduism, there are many gods and goddesses, but one of the major gods is Brahman. Hindus believe that Brahman is the creator of the universe and all its content.

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