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JEHOVAH SHAMMAH: Old Testament Names of God

Updated: Jan 29, 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 ninth Old Testament name of God, JEHOVAH SHAMMAH, as found in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.

(yeh-ho-vaw' shawm'-maw)

The Lord Is There

Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah Shammah occurs only once in Ezekiel 48:35

Variant spellings: Jehovah Samma

TWOT Reference: None

Strong's Reference: H3074

Jehovah Shammah in the Septuagint: estai to onoma autês - the name thereof

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. Shammah is derived from the Hebrew word sham, which can be translated as there. Jehovah Shammah is a symbolic name for the earthly Jerusalem. The name indicates that God has not abandoned Jerusalem, leaving it in ruins, but that there will be a restoration.

Jehovah Shammah appears in Ezekiel 48:35 as the name of a city the prophet Ezekiel was shown in vision. Jehovah Shammah means THE LORD IS THERE (Ezekiel 48:35).

Ezekiel’s vision of Jehovah Shammah

When Ezekiel received this vision from God, the Jews had been in captivity in Babylon for twenty-five years (Ezekiel 40:1). Jerusalem and the temple were in ruins. But God had promised that His people would be restored and that the city and the temple would be rebuilt (Jeremiah 25:11, 13; Daniel 9:20-27).

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.

Love you much.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!

-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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