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JEHOVAH SHALOM: Old Testament Names of God

Updated: May 13, 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 sixteenth Old Testament name of God, JEHOVAH SHALOM, as found in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.

יְהֹוָה שָׁלוֹם

(yeh-ho-vaw' shaw-lome') The Lord Is Peace

Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Shalom occurs only once in Judges 6:24.

Transliteration: yᵊhōvâ šālôm

Pronunciation: yeh-ho-vaw' shaw-lome'

Part of Speech: proper locative noun

Root Word (Etymology): From יְהֹוָה (H3068) and שָׁלוֹם (H7965)

Variant spellings: None

TWOT Reference: None

Strong's Reference: H3073

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x

The KJV translates Strong's H3073 in the following manner: Jehovahshalom (1x).

Outline of Biblical Usage

  1. Jehovah-shalom = Jehovah is peace

    1. the name of a sacred altar built by Gideon in Ophrah

Strong’s Definitions (Strong’s Definitions Legend) יְהֹוָה שָׁלוֹם Yᵉhôvâh shâlôwm, yeh-ho-vaw' shaw-lome'; from H3068 and H7965; Jehovah (is) peace; Jehovah-Shalom, a symbolical name of an altar in Palestine:—Jehovah-shalom.

Jehovah-Shalom in the Septuagint: eirênê kuriou - peace of the Lord

Meaning and Derivation: 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. Shalom is a derivative of shâlêm (which means be complete or sound) Shalom is translated as peace or absence from strife. Jehovah-Shalom is the name of an altar built by Gideon in Ophrah.

Further references of the name Jehovah-Shalom in the Old Testament: Judges 6:24

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-Humble Servant

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