As we get into this next section our study on the names of God, we begin seeing the Jehovah hyphenated names. But before we can add adjectives to Jehovah, we must first study the name Jehovah.
As I did my study, I discovered that Jehovah is used 6,823 times in the Old Testament–more than any other name! So this name must be pretty important. I found that it is the foundation of so many other names of God. And Jehovah describes God as “the Being who is absolutely self-existent.” (Nathan Stone) As you are reading the Word on your own you will see Jehovah translated “LORD” in all capitals. When you see “LORD” you should train your mind to see Jehovah, the One who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
In my study, we read through the following passage which describes Jehovah. As you read it notice the adjectives used to describe Jehovah. Also, notice who is ascribing these attributes to the LORD.
5 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.”