Q2. One of my favorite hymns, "Be Thou My Vision," recalls the ancient feudal structure that St. Patrick found when he brought Christianity to Northern Ireland. Then we examined the next clear revelation of God to Abraham -- the Most High God (´El applied to a basket in Genesis 40.17 or to a chamber in Ezekiel 42.5). Contact Us 7 Last Words of Christ On the basis of the Messianic Psalm 110:2-4, some people state categorically that Melchizedek in the Old Testament is an appearance of Christ. The compound name "El Elyon" (translated "God Most High" or "Most High God") occurs 12 times in the Old Testament. The New Testament idea of Christ as Head over all things stems from this concept. It first occurs four times in Genesis 14:18-20,22 — 18 Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine to celebrate Abram's military victory: and he was priest of God Most High [El Elyon]. For song by Page and Plant, see, The examples and perspective in this article, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, The Divine Council: "Deuteronomy 32:8 and the Sons of God", by Michael S. Heiser, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Elyon&oldid=987242194, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. In Isaiah's prophecy, the Lord identifies himself as "the High and Lofty One.". For a more detailed exposition of this passage see my "Faith of Abraham" series, Lesson 3 (www.jesuswalk.com/abraham/3_rescue.htm). Sitemap, Free To realize that you in your exaltation are my God and seek to bless me boggles my mind. Abraham's ancestors were idolaters and polytheists There is no god or demon that can begin to match and handouts for groups or classes, suggests songs, Detailed please let me know He is over all. Gideon Translation of Hebrew lyrics El Shaddai is most often translated as "God Almighty (אל ש די)." (short for Yahweh), that name probably didn't comprise his main understanding of God (Exodus 6:3).2 We'll discuss God's revelation of the name Yahweh (Jehovah, I AM THAT I AM) to Moses in Lesson 3. for now, let's consider the other ways in which he began to know God. Speaking He is the Most High God and his glory spills over onto us as we behold him (2 Corinthians “Most High” is a name of God found in the Old Testament in both Hebrew (using ‘Elyon) and Aramaic (using ‘Ilaya’).The words are related to each other in meaning. How should this affect your outlook on life, your way of conducting yourself? index. & 2 Thessalonians El Elyon has supremacy over all the false gods. Copyright © 2020, Ralph F. Wilson. Another way of looking at exalting God is to focus on the idea of his glory (Hebrew kābōd, Greek doxa). 26:19; Ps. the LORD, circumcision, prayer, making vows, and tithing -- as well as planting trees and setting up monuments. Joshua reminds the people, "Long ago In Abraham's Near Eastern world suzerain-vassal treaties were commonplace. Church I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; But ’Elyōn is in other places firmly identified with Yahweh, as in 2 Samuel 22:14: The Lord [YHWH] thundered from heaven, 222.I.A.8–12; ANET p. 659), which dates to about 750 BCE, lists the major patron deities of each side, all of them in pairs coupled by "and", in each case a male god and the god's spouse when the names are known. His glory fills the earth (Isaiah 6:3).15 A few times this idea is used as a title or metaphor of God: In this verse extolling God's military prowess and protection, the Psalmist calls the Lord "my Glory." El Gibor V'El Elyon Levadcha Ata Adon Levadcha Ata Kadosh Melech Hamlachim means MIghty God and Most High God, You alone are Lord. Publishing), "I Exalt Thee" by Pete Sanchez, Jr. (©1977, 1 Peter Melchizedek is a priest serving the same God that Abraham himself serves. While the name Yahweh is used in Genesis in connection with Abraham and the patriarchs, and many personal names of the period include Yah A great king (suzerain) would conquer weaker kingdoms and extract pledges of allegiance -- and annual tribute -- from their kings (vassals). Jesus and the Kingdom 100 Bible Verses about El Elyon Psalm 91:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. E-mail Bible Study Isaiah Meditate on the title "Most High." Twila Paris' song, "He Is Exalted" expresses this concept well: So does "I Exalt Thee" by Pete Sanchez, Jr. Melchizedek's name for God is a pair of words, Hebrew ´el `elyôn (found also in Psalm 78:35). of EMI Christian Music When you don’t know where to turn. Mary E. Byrne(1905), and versed by Eleanor H. Hull (1912). Also Psalm 97:9: "For you, Lord [YHWH], are Most High [ʽelyōn] over all the earth; you are raised high over all the gods. "6 Joshua The Hebrew word `elyôn, means "most high," (from the root `ālā, "go up, climb, ascend). [citation needed], The only other occurrence of the compound expression is in Psalms 78:35: "And they remembered that God [ʼĒlōhīm] was their rock, and the high God [ʼĒl ʻElyōn] their redeemer.". By the time we see him in Genesis 12 he is a monotheist, a worshipper of one God. The basic meaning is "to be heavy, weighty," that is [basic form] The name for God meaning "strength, might, or power." Lord's Supper The glory of God is a huge theme in the Bible, but let's conclude with a couple more verses: Q4. Its force is so compelling that it remolds the meaning of doxa from an opinion of men, in the Greek classics, to something absolutely objective in the Septuagint (Greek Old Testament) and New Testament." This is trumpeted by the Psalmist: Abraham clearly identifies ´El `Elyon with Yahweh in Genesis 14:22 and seems to welcome Melchizedek's blessing. It appears in Balaam's verse oracle in Numbers 24:16 as a separate name parallel to Ēl. Alternatively, it may mean that ʽElyōn, having given the other nations to his sons, now takes Israel for himself under the name of the Tetragrammaton. Enforcement He is the sovereign God we can put our trust in. And he has a sister born of the aforesaid parents, who was called Earth, and from her, he says, because of her beauty, they called the earth by the same name. tune is of Irish folk origin. This page was last edited on 5 November 2020, at 20:21. Intro Em C Bm7 Asus Verse 1 Em C You sit enthroned above the circle of the earth Bm7 Asus Spreading out the heavens like a veil Em C You hold the universe so firmly in Your hand Bm7 Asus Reaching out in love to all the world Chorus Em7 C Bm7 Asus El Elyon, Most High God, Holy is Your name Em7 C Bm7 Asus El Elyon, Most High God, Holy is Your name Verse 2 Em C No one can know … Nobody does it like the Most High God (4X) [Verse 1: Phanatik] I gets meticulously reckless when I'm splittin' beats in half Fast to take a blood bath so I don't meet with wrath El shaddai, el shaddai, El-elyon na adonia, Age to age you're still the same, By the power of the name.El shaddai, el shaddai, Erkamka na Music Inc./PolyGram), "He Is Exalted, the King is Exalted on High," by Twila Paris Resurrection And their father, the Most High, died in an encounter with wild beasts, and was deified, and his children offered to him libations and sacrifices. Hebrews Elyon (Biblical Hebrew .mw-parser-output .script-hebrew,.mw-parser-output .script-Hebr{font-family:"SBL Hebrew","SBL BibLit","Frank Ruehl CLM","Taamey Frank CLM","Ezra SIL","Ezra SIL SR","Keter Aram Tsova","Taamey Ashkenaz","Taamey David CLM","Keter YG","Shofar","David CLM","Hadasim CLM","Simple CLM","Nachlieli",Cardo,Alef,"Noto Serif Hebrew","Noto Sans Hebrew","David Libre",David,"Times New Roman",Gisha,Arial,FreeSerif,FreeSans}עליון‎; Masoretic ʿElyōn) is an epithet of the God of the Israelites in the Hebrew Bible. In this ancient Irish poem, the unknown author addresses God using this terminology, which begins near the end of the third stanza and on into the fourth: The twin concepts in Most High God are found in a single verse -- supemacy and exaltation: Exaltation carries the idea of being lifted up above all others, living on high. (The 'ai' in 'Adonai' is a possessive.) Almighty," words and The suzerain was known as the king of kings -- the king of all the other kings. The name is repeated later in the chapter, but with a variation: verse fifty-six says ʼElohim ʻElyōn. Q3. family. 24:2). It was a patchwork of city-states, each with its petty king. Psalms [original research?] by Gabriel Music, Inc. PO Box 840999, Houston, TX. It expresses, "the exaltedness and overwhelming majesty of God. and the Most High [ʽElyōn] uttered his voice. We'll treat the idea of kingship in Lesson 6, but here consider the exaltation that is represented by the title King of Glory, or glorious King, that is, the King whose is characterized by glory. [3], The "Sefire I" inscription (KAI. (Genesis 14:19, 20, 22) What did Abraham and Melchizedek seem to believe in common about God Most High? Other New Testament references include: Mark 5:7 = Luke 8:28; Acts 7:48; 16:17; and Hebrews 7:1. :of substance, worthy of respect." "In Exodus 6:3 the Lord explains to Moses that by his name Yahweh he had not been "known" to the patriarchs, meaning "know" (see. In the Ugaritic Canaanite culture, for example, It's not your typical mystical ritual or physical tradition His mission: put a switch in your spiritual condition Grantin' phat mansions, chantin' christian anthems Sparked a holy culture and I'm ghost like the phantom This possibly means "’Ēl and ʽElyōn", seemingly also two separate gods, followed by further pairs of deities. The Dead Sea Scrolls fragment 4QDeutj reads bny ’lwhm 'sons of God' ('sons of ’Elohim'). Abraham's nephew and other residents of Sodom have been kidnapped as slaves, a prize of war, by a coalition of Macedonian kings that has conducted raids in the region. (1 Corinthians 8:4), It may appear in Exodus 3:8 that God had never before been called Yahweh, but that clearly isn't the case. What do you learn about God from this phrase? Lamb of God Our God is over all! Melchizedek (whose name means "king of righteousness") is both king of the (then) Jebusite city of Jerusalem and "priest of God Most High." Roland K. Harrison, "Abraham," ISBE 1:17. e-book formats. 2 Peter, Jude The New Revised Standard Version translates this as "he fixed the boundaries … according to the number of the gods". [citation needed], The most controversial is in the earliest of three Aramaic treaty inscriptions found at al-Safirah 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Aleppo. Includes Hebrew & Greek word studies, discussion questions Holy Spirit, Disciple's Guide Note that the pictogram for the word El appears as a "strong Controller" or Sovereign: Dr. Wilson's Books Meditate on the titles "King of Glory" (Psalm 24:7-10) and "Father of glory" (Ephesians 1:17). Bible references Genesis 14:17-22 Psalms 78:35 Daniel 4:34 Acts 16:17. Abraham Help me to exult in you, O Most High. One idea behind Most High God is supremacy of this God over all other gods. Scripture in Song, a division of Integrity Music, Inc.), "Blessed Be the Name of the Lord," words and music by Clinton As mentioned, the generic name for God is ´El. Translation of Hebrew lyrics Edit El Shaddai, as previously mentioned, is most often translated as "God Almighty." It is perhaps an adjectival description rather than a real title, but it expresses something of God's essence. Em C You sit enthroned above the circle of the earth Bm7 Am Spreading out the heavens like a veil Em C You hold the universe so firmly in Your hand Bm7 Am Reaching out in love to all the world Em C Bm7 El Elyon Most High God Am Holy is Your name Em C Bm7 El Elyon Most High God Am Holy is Your name Em C No one can known the secrets hidden in Your heart Bm7 Am Mysteries beyond the reach of … A translation of the Masoretic text: When the Most High (ʽElyōn) divided nations, he separated the sons of man (Ādām); The place to begin Abraham's understanding of God is with his David, Life of Most celebrated, perhaps are verses where the pronouns referring to God are in the first person plural: These may reflect a plural of majesty, a plural of deliberation, or perhaps better "a plural of fullness" or "duality within the Godhead. who abide in the shadow of the Almighty...." (Psalm 91:1). [citation needed]. music by Bob Fitts (©1984, Different Hebrew words are used, but we see the same idea of exaltation and being lifted up above all others. A list of lyrics, artists and songs that contain the term "Elyon" - from the Lyrics.com website. Names of God Christmas Incarnation The strutting kings, princes, and politicians of this earth are mere men. NAS: be God Most High, Who KJV: And blessed be the most high God, INT: and blessed God Most Who has delivered Genesis 14:22 HEB: י הו ה א ל ע ל י ו ן ק נ ה ש מ י ם NAS: God Most High, possessor KJV: God, Whenever God spoke to him, he obeyed immediately in faith.3. Sadler (©1996, Integrity's Hosanna! In the New Testament we see the phrase, possible a title, "Father of glory.". One striking title is "the King of glory." This list is not comprehensive, as there are variations on some of these names, titles, and metaphors. Philippians El-Elyon na Adonai is a combination of two names for God, meaning "God Most High (אל עליון), O Lord (אדני)" (na (נא) is a particle of entreaty, sometimes translated "please" but often left untranslated). our God. Kidner comments that the phrase my glory "indicates the honor of serving such a master; perhaps, too, the radiance He imparts (cf. In Jesus' name, I call upon you. I've picked one passage for us to study in greater detail that focuses on the core name of God for this lesson, God Most High (´El Buy your copy 89:27). Commentary How do you or will you incorporate it in your worship? ´El `Elyon as totally supreme over everything in earth and heaven,11-- total supremacy. What do they tell us about God? The compound name ʼĒl ʻElyōn 'God Most High' occurs in Genesis 14:18–20 as the God whose priest was Melchizedek, king of Salem. God's overwhelmingly bright glory appears in a cloud (Exodus 16:10), fills the tabernacle (Exodus 40:34), and Ezekiel's temple (Ezekiel 9:3). Melchizedek sees Do not put this on a website. As you worship God, never forget his supremacy and his exaltation. It can be read to mean that ʽElyōn separated mankind into 70 nations according to his 70 sons (the 70 sons of Ēl being mentioned in the Ugaritic texts), each of these sons to be the tutelary deity over one of the 70 nations, one of them being the god of Israel, Yahweh. "Blessed Be the Lord God ´El, then, is the strong and powerful One. In return the suzerain had an obligation to protect vassal kingdoms in case they were attacked. As to Beruth who is here ʿElyōn's wife, a relationship with Hebrew bərīt 'covenant' or with the city of Beirut have both been suggested. These are just a few. Listening for God's Voice Definitely for better choirs, but great to play for celebrative Amen. by Don Moen and Paul Baloche (©2003,  3:18). James Meditate on the phrase "High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy...." (Isaiah 57:15, RSV). en Español I gets meticulously reckless when I'm splittin' beats in half Fast to take a blood bath so I don't meet with wrath Kill the noise boys I bring peace like a yellow ribbon Sippin livin' … And he is exalted! My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. Abraham's faith grew as God revealed himself. are attributed to Dallan Forgaill, 8th Century, translated by Sanchuniathon tells only: In their time is born a certain Elioun called "the Most High," and a female named Beruth, and these dwelt in the neighbourhood of Byblos. The revelation of I AM to Moses was new, but Yahweh had been worshipped by Abraham and his descendents and had found its way into the names of their children for generations. You can purchase one of Dr. Wilson's complete Bible studies in PDF, Kindle, or paperback format. A New Testament word. Luke `Elyon) and traced this common title elsewhere in Scripture. Apostle Paul http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=95&t=392. David W. Baker, "God, Names of," DOTP 359-368. "Arise!" (Administered by EMI Christian Music Publishing). Then we took the concept of the exaltation of God to the highest place and found it in the High and Lofty One, the Lord of Glory, and the Father of Glory. Baruch Ha Shem (Praise the Lord) Ha Messiah Yeshua (the Messiah Jesus) Elyon Sabaoth (the most high Lord of hosts) Baruch Ha Shem (Praise the Lord) The Echoing Green - Elyon (The Most High) Lyrics | MetroLyrics It's pretty clear that Abraham was a monotheist by this time; we just don't know enough about Melchizedek to know his belief system. `elyôn, as a divine name signifying the supremacy of the deity, is known from both Ugaritic and Phoenician texts appearing there as epithets of the highest gods of the pantheons." Beginning the Journey (for new Christians), http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=95&t=392, http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=95&t=393, http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=95&t=394, http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=95&t=395, See legal, copyright, and reprint information, My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon, "You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides him there is no other." You alone are holy, King of kings. But observe that Most High God could be a transitional term to describe the God that is greater than all other gods in a pantheon, if you believed in other gods. Abraham's relationship with God was personal rather than formal. paperback and  Music). According to Sanchuniathon it is from Sky and Earth that Ēl and various other deities are born, though ancient texts refer to Ēl as creator of heaven and earth. But we're getting ahead of … El Elyon Most High God Holy is Your Name No one can know the secrets hidden in Your heart Mysteries beyond the reach of man (worshippers of many gods). A search of the RSV on "Most High" shows 110 references, some including combinations such as "God Most High" (´ēl `elyōn), the LORD Most High (YHWH `elyôn, Psalm 47:2; 97:9), and "God Most High" (´ĕlōhīm `elyōn, Psalm 57:2; 78:56). Elohim, the Creator Jehovah-Shammah, the Lord is There My Master, Adonai El Elyon, the God Most High Yhwh, You Are the Lord Jehovah-Rohi, My Lyrics to 'Elyon (The Most High)' by The Echoing Green. (©1967, Ruth (Mae) McAlister), Common Abbreviations http://www.jesuswalk.com/names-god/refs.htm. Laurell Hubick - Names of God Lyrics. Thus Abraham no longer worshipped other gods but the Most High God only. Most High God in Greek: Ho Theos tou hypsistou Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2316, 5310 Bible references: Acts 16:17; Heb. Galatians Abraham's monotheism contrasts sharply with the polytheism of his forebears. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). See legal, copyright, and reprint information. 1, 2, and 3 John El Elyon, God Might High, or sometimes LORD Most High is used through Scripture to refer to the LORD, Creator of heaven and earth. [2], This passage appears to identify ʽElyōn with ’Elohim, but not necessarily with Yahweh. Most High God, King of kings and Lord of Lords! `Elyon). Nahor, lived beyond the River and worshiped other gods" (Joshua A single copy of this article is free. Pete Sanchez, Jr., Admin. Great Prayers In this verse the name of God also occurs in apposition to ʼĒl ʻElyōn in the Masoretic Text but is absent in the Samaritan version, in the Septuagint translation, and in Symmachus. [citation needed], "Most High" redirects here. "Be Thou My Vision" ("High king of heaven...."), words Then, after a gap comes ’l wʽlyn, Frank Moore Cross (1973) accepts all three interpretations as possibilities. Here are some other titles, names, and metaphors that carry the idea of exaltation. Utterbach (©1989, Utterbach Christian Art, About Us Teach me to worship and exalt you as you deserve. "Make Mention That His Name Is Exalted" (Isaiah 12:4). Ephesians El-Elyon na Adonai is a combination of two names for God, meaning "God Most High, O Lord" (na is a particle of entreaty, sometimes translated "please" but often left untranslated). Most often in the Old Testament, however, ´ēl appears in its plural form ´ĕlōhīm, usually reserved for the Israelite's God. Sermon 12-6-2020 by Pastor Dwight Greene at Living Word Worship Center Natchez MS ** We do not own the rights to any of the music played in this broadcast** Later God reveals full-blown monotheism, that these other so-called gods are not gods at all and have no power and that the LORD is the one and only God: The term "Most High" is found a number of places in both the Old and New Testaments, especially in the poetic books. 1 Both interpretations have supporters. God revealed himself to Abraham as that Supreme King, God Most High. Now available as in suggest, Jacob ´El `Elyon as being "Creator of heaven and earth" (14:19b) in the same way as Abraham does (14:22) -- in other words, both Melchizedek and Abraham see However, Abraham and the other patriarchs practiced various forms of worship, including building altars, offering sacrifices, calling on the name of Words and music by Twila Paris, © 1985 Straightway Music (ASCAP) (a division of EMI Christian Music Publishing) / Mountain Spring Music. If you have a song in this category to Abraham gathers his men, stages a night-time raid on the unsuspecting armies, and rescues both the kidnapped Sodomites as well as all the booty which had been plundered from the city. [citation needed], Its occurrence here was one foundation of a theory first espoused by Julius Wellhausen that ʼĒl ʻElyōn was an ancient god of Salem (for other reasons understood here to mean Jerusalem), later equated with God. "7 Christians tend see in this plural term ´ĕlōhīm a testimony to the plurality of persons in the godhead,8 which is revealed more fully in the New Testament. Modestly priced. 'El. All rights reserved. And from them is born Epigeius or Autochthon, whom they afterwards called Sky; so that from him they named the element above us Sky because of the excellence of its beauty. atmosphere. In the Near East pantheon of gods there would be one which would be seen as superior to the others, the god of gods. Elyon (Biblical Hebrew עליון ; Masoretic ʿElyōn) is an epithet of the God of the Israelites in the Hebrew Bible. Karen Davis Sar Shalom ℗ 2003 Galilee of the Nations Music USA, … What does it mean to you? It appears in Moses' final song in Deuteronomy 32:8 (a much discussed verse). Revelation The Hittite theogony knows of a primal god named Alalu who fathered Sky (and possibly Earth) and who was overthrown by his son Sky, who was in turn overthrown by his son Kumarbi. Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” The According to 2 Corinthians We began with ´El and ´Elohim, the generic word for God and the plural form of God used widely in the Bible. Conquering Lamb of Revelation Forty-five times this form of the root relates to a visible manifestation of God and whenever "the glory of God" is mentioned this usage must be taken account of. The phrasing in Genesis resembles a retelling of Canaanite religious traditions in Philo of Byblos's account of Phoenician history, in which ʻElyōn was the progenitor of Ouranos ("Sky") and Gaia ("Earth").[1]. The name ʽElyōn 'Most High' standing alone is found in many poetic passages, especially in the Psalms. Colossians It has been suggested that the reference to "ʼĒl ʻElyōn, maker of heaven and earth" in Genesis 14:19 and 22 reflects a Canaanite background. There is no god besides me." he set the bounds of the masses, according to the number of the sons of Israel, Many Septuagint manuscripts have in place of "sons of Israel", angelōn theou 'angels of God' and a few have huiōn theou 'sons of God'. (Deuteronomy 32:39), "Let them know that you, whose name is the L, "So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one." The word ‘elyon sometimes indicates the highest or uppermost of pairs or collections (Gen. 40:17; Deut. "My Glory and the Lifter of My Head," by Ruth (Mae) McAlister Words and Music by Pete Sanchez, Jr. ©1977 Pete Sanchez, Jr. (Admin. We'll explore titles by which God's exalted nature is revealed: Father of Glory, the High and Lofty One, King of Glory, and My Glory. "9 Usually, however, ´ĕlōhīm is structurally plural, but treated grammatically as a singular noun. ´ēl, as we have seen, is the generic term for God. http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=95&t=395. In Eusebius' account of Philo of Byblos (c. 64–141 CE) record of Sanchuniathon's euhemeristic account of the Phoenician deities, Elioun, whom he calls Hypsistos 'the highest' and who is therefore possibly ʿElyōn, is quite separate from his Elus/Cronus who is the supreme god Ēl. John's Letters The El Elyon Most High God Holy is Your Name No one can know the secrets hidden in Your heart Mysteries beyond the reach of man No one else commands the sun to rise and then to fall When all have turned away and you stand alone, forsaken, confused, and angry.Way too often we turn to a friend or to food or our favorite addiction, rather than to El-Elyon, The God Most High. G. Lloyd Carr, TWOT #1624h; Stephen J. Andrews, "Melchizedek," DOTP 562-564; Roland de Vaux. The Ten Commandments require: "You shall have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3). Meaning The most high God. El Shaddai (אל ש די) is most often translated as "God Almighty". On the road back to his home in Hebron, Abraham comes to Salem (now Jerusalem), to the Valley of Shaveh, just south of present-day Jerusalem.10. 1 Corinthians Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel. Baker sums up the various theories about ´ĕlōhīm: "The plural form is debated, with some seeing it as a plural of majesty, or royal plural, as an intensification or claim to exclusivity, or as an honorific. Sermon on the Mount Here are a few well-known passages where the title occurs: "You who live in the shelter of the Most High, "Lord Most High," words and music by Don Harris and Gary Scripture references are given for only a few of the hundreds of occurrences, especially for God and Most High: Many, many praise and worship songs lift up our Exalted God. (Deuteronomy 4:35, cf. ´El was the proper name of the titular head of the hierarchy of deities (as in numerous other Semitic cultures).4 In the Old Testament the word is found in three main forms: ´ēl, ´ĕlōah, and the plural ´ĕlōhīm. The High King lived in Tara, who was over all the petty kings. Music). Mark A similar tradition seems to be at the basis of Sanchuniathon's account. ", Outside of the Biblical texts the term "Most High" occurs seldom. But Isaiah sees the Holy One as a burning lamp, a flame. 77284-0999), "Glory" (NIV, NRSV) and "strength" (KJV) is. comprehensive with 120 core names, titles, etc., total of 219 varieties. His blessing uses this name: Abraham's response to the king of Sodom likewise uses the name: "I have raised my hand to the LORD, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, and have taken an oath...." (Genesis 14:22), Q1. Integrity's Hosanna! The question of Melchizedek's exact identity isn't important to this study.12. religion, stole her father's "household gods" (Genesis 31:32-35; 35:2-4). Rebuild & Renew: Post-Exilic Books Fortunately, the exact identity of Melchizedek isn't important to our study of the names of God. Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8) Songs abound, taken from phrases in the Bible, such as "Make Mention That His Name Is Exalted" (Isaiah 12:4). A couple more descriptors may fit in this category: Here the Light18 of Israel is illumination. [citation needed]. http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=95&t=394. Daniel Psalm 34:5; 2 Corinthians 3:13, 18); certainly the comparative unimportance of earthly esteem, always transient and fickle. The basic form El appears over 250 times in the Tanakh.Appears primarily in construct relation when describing the God of Israel. 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