Pastor Melissa Scott shows us that when we meet people, we meet someone and we are introduced by name. We get to know someone, “Hi, I’m Mrs. and you’re Mr. Hello,” shake hands and we exchange names and we speak. And I get to know you and you get to know me first by our names. After a time the name really has little or nothing to do with getting to know me, it only helps to identify who I am as an individual. It requires relating conversing to get to know someone. And I began to try the process of explaining how these different words appearing in the Bible, how would I explain to people going on the auspices for example that perhaps there is those who, they don’t know Hebrew and they don’t understand necessarily why the King James translators or many other translations for that fact and matter have different words.

And that becomes very simple it seems at first blush to try and identify. We first encountered God in the Genesis passages, we encounter “In the beginning God,” and it is Elohim. I’ll put that in English, Elohim. When we trace the use of the word Elohim the first thing that is staggering is that God, when He spoke and created and formed through the 1st chapter of Genesis, we encounter God only.

In the creation account we only encounter Elohim, not this word here which is Yahweh, we say in English Jehovah. So in the creation account we encounter Elohim and in your King James Bible something peculiar for those folks who, who haven’t been around or haven’t heard the teaching you’ll find the capital G small o and d begins that whole passage. So every time that you encounter this word it’s going to look like this. And the design in the translation is to help distinguish between the different names of God.  We cannot define Got, but He’s revealed Himself to us. Who is Yahweh? Now we can make little definitions and little pictorial concepts but it doesn’t help me in relating.

And that’s where I began my quest, not just for the beginner to explain these different appearances but for even the most advanced and learned person.