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JEHOVAH MEKODDISHKEM: Old Testament Names of God

Updated: Mar 17, 2023



Peace & Blessings Beloved,

TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.


Today we are going to take a deep dive into our eleventh Old Testament name of God, JEHOVAH MEKODDISHKEM, as found in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.


קָדַשׁ


(yeh-ho-vaw' M-qadash)

The Lord Who Sanctifies You, The Lord Who Makes Holy


Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah Mekoddishkem occurs 2 times. Jehovah Mekoddishkem is first used in Exd 31:13.

Variant spellings: Jehovah M'kaddesh


Pronunciation: kaw-dash'


Transliteration: qāḏaš


Part of Speech: verb


Root Word (Etymology): A primitive root

TWOT Reference: 1990

Strong's Reference: H6942

Jehovah Mekoddishkem in the Septuagint: kurios ho hagiazôn humas - the Lord that sanctifies you


The KJV translates Strong's H6942 in the following manner: sanctify (108x), hallow (25x), dedicate (10x), holy (7x), prepare (7x), consecrate (5x), appointed (1x), bid (1x), purified (1x), miscellaneous (7x).


Strong's Definition: qâdash, kaw-dash'; a primitive root; to be (causatively, make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally):—appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, (be, keep) holy(-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify(-ied one, self)

Meaning and Derivation: Jehovah is translated as The Existing One or Lord. The chief meaning of Jehovah is derived from the Hebrew word Havah meaning to be or to exist. It also suggests to become or specifically to become known - this denotes a God who reveals Himself unceasingly. Mekoddishkem derives from the Hebrew word qâdash meaning sanctify, holy, or dedicate. Sanctification is the separation of an object or person to the dedication of the Holy. When the two words are combined - Jehovah Mekoddishkem - it can be translated as The Lord who sets you apart.

Further references of the name Jehovah Mekoddishkem in the Old Testament: Exd 31:13; Lev 20:8


May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.

I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.


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-Humble Servant


P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.


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