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JEHOVAH SABAOTH: Old Testament Names of God

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 seventeenth Old Testament name of God, JEHOVAH SABAOTH, as found in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.


(yeh-ho-vaw' se ba'ôt) The Lord of Hosts, The Lord of Powers

Use in the Bible: Jehovah and Elohim occur with Sabaoth over 285 times. It is most frequently used in Jeremiah and Isaiah. Jehovah Sabaoth is first used in 1 Samuel 1:3.

Transliteration: ṣāḇā'

Pronunciation: tsaw-baw'

Part of Speech: masculine noun

Root Word (Etymology): From צְבָא (H6633)

TWOT Reference: 1865a,1865b

KJV Translation Count — Total: 485x

The KJV translates Strong's H6635 in the following manner: host (393x), war (41x), army (29x), battle (5x), service (5x), appointed time (3x), warfare (2x), soldiers (1x), company (1x), miscellaneous (5x).

Variant spellings: None

TWOT Reference: 1865a, 1865b

Strong's Reference: H6635

צָבָאtsâbâʼ, tsaw-baw'; or (feminine) צְבָtsᵉbâʼâh; from H6633; a mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially reg. organized for war (an army); by implication, a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship):—appointed time, army, battle, company, host, service, soldiers, waiting upon, war(fare).

Jehovah Sabaoth in the Septuagint: kurios sabaôth - the Lord of hosts (sabaôth: Greek transliteration of Hebrew hosts)

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. Sabaoth (se bâ'ôt) means armies or hosts. Jehovah Sabaoth can be translated as The Lord of Armies (1 Samuel 1:3). This name denotes His universal sovereignty over every army, both spiritual and earthly. The Lord of Hosts is the king of all heaven and earth. (Psalm 24:9-10; Psalm 84:3; Isaiah 6:5).

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

Love you much.

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-Humble Servant

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