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Qanna: 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 fourteenth Old Testament name of God, Qanna, as found in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.


קַנָּא

(kan-naw') Jealous, Zealous


Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Qanna occurs 6 times. Qanna is first used in Exodus 20:5.

Variant spellings: Kanna


Transliteration: qannā'

Pronunciation: kan-naw'

TWOT Reference: 2038b

Strong's Reference: H7067

Qanna in the Septuagint: zêlôtês - jealous


Part of Speech: adjective

Root Word (Etymology): From קָנָא (H7065)


TWOT Reference: 2038b


KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's H7067 in the following manner: jealous (6x)

Outline of Biblical Usage: jealous (only of God)

Meaning and Derivation: Qanna is translated as jealous, zealous, or envy. The fundamental meaning relates to a marriage relationship. God is depicted as Israel's husband; He is a jealous God, wanting all our praise for Himself and no one else. (Exodus 34:14)

Further references of the name Qanna in the Old Testament: Exodus 20:5; Exodus 34:14; Deuteronomy 4:24; Deuteronomy 5:9; Deuteronomy 6:15.


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


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