Systematic Theology

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST SEMINARY RESEARCH PAPER ON THE THEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ONE OF THE NAMES OF GOD: YAHWEH SHAMMAH SUBMITTED TO DR. DENNIS MCDONALD IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THEO 525, SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ....................................................................................................................3 Defining the Name “Yahweh” .......................................................................................4 Defining the Name “Yahweh Shammah”……………………………………………...5 Biblical & Historical Context……………………………..........................................6 The Connection of…show more content…
Defining the Name “Yahweh shammah” One of the names of God in the Old Testament is Yahweh Shammah or Jehovah Shammah, which simply means in the Hebrew language, the Lord is there. In biblical times, names were very important. They usually described the character of the person who obtained the name. Jehovah Shammah is first found in the book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament. The name was used to describe the city of Jerusalem in Ezekiel 48:35. It says, “The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, ‘The Lord is there.’” When God named this city Yahweh Shammah he was basically saying that He is the God that is with them; He is the God that will be around them and surround them. It was a time when His people needed encouragement and a moment where their faith needed to be restored. It was a declaration of hope and brought exposure to God who would never desert them. The name Yahweh Shammah represents an incredible blessing. “It is esteemed by the prophet to be the highest blessing that could come upon a city that its name should be, ‘JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH, The Lord is there.’ Even Jerusalem, in its best estate, would have this for its crowning blessing: nothing could exceed this.” Biblical &
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