2002-10-08 - Names of Christ
Zechariah 3:8 Now listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your friends who are sitting in front of you - indeed they are men who are a symbol, for behold, I am going to bring in My servant the Branch.
Today I am going to mix things up a bit and give a first installment of something that I hope will be very useful to you. It is a comprehensive list of the names and titles given in Scripture to Jesus Christ. As far as I know it was last published in 1840. I have edited it some and added some parenthetical helps, but it is mostly just as it was given then. This could be a really great tool to use as a guide to studying the person and nature of Jesus Christ. This is not a traditional devotional, but I hope that it becomes an aid to devotion for you.
Adam: 1 Corinthians 15:45, Advocate: 1 John 2:1, Angel: Isaiah 63:9, Malachi 3:1, Ancient of Days: Daniel 7:22, Anointed: Psalm 2:2, 45:7, Apostle: Hebrews 3:1, Apple Tree: Song of Solomon 2:3, Author and Finisher of Faith: Hebrews 12:2, Babe: Luke 2:16, Beginning of Creation of God: Revelation 3:14, Begotten of the Father: John 1:14, Beloved: Song of Solomon 1:13, Ephesians 1:6, Bishop:1 Peter 2:25, Blessed: 1 Timothy 6:15, Branch (of Righteousness): Zechariah 3:8, Brazen Serpent: John 3:14, Bread of Life: John 6:48, 51, Bridegroom: Matthew 9:15, Bright Morning Star: Revelation 22:16, Brightness of Father's Glory: Hebrews 1:3, Bundle of Myrrh: Song of Solomon 1:13.
Captain: Joshua 5:14, Hebrews 2:10, Child: Isaiah 9:6, Chosen: Matthew 12:18, Luke 23:25, Christ: Matthew 1:16, 2:4, Cluster of Henna Blossoms: Song of Solomon 1:14, Consolation of Israel: Luke 2:25, Cornerstone: Ephesians 2:20, 1 Peter 2:6, Covenant: Isaiah 42:6, Counselor: Isaiah 9:6, Covert (Shelter from the Storm): Isaiah 32:2, Creator: Isaiah 43:15, Creditor: Luke 7:41, Cyrus: Isaiah 45:1.
David: Jeremiah 30:9, Ezekiel 37:24, 25, Hosea 3:5, Day's-man (Umpire): Job 9:33, Daystar: 2 Peter 1:19, Deliverer: Romans 12:26, Desire (Wealth) of all Nations: Haggai 2:7, Dew of Israel: Hosea 14:5, Diadem (Raiment): Isaiah 63:3, Door of Sheep: John 10:7, Eagle: Deuteronomy 32:11, Elect: Isaiah 42:1, Emmanuel: Isaiah 7:14, Matthew: 1:23, Ensign (Signal, Standard): Isaiah 11:10, Eternal Life: 1 John 5:20, Everlasting Father: Isaiah 9:6.
This might seem overwhelming, but if you take some time and look up these verses and the context in which they are given, you might have a new insight into Scripture. I was amazed at how much I had missed as I have been reading Scripture. Some of the names attributed to Christ are given in passages that I have simply glossed over in the past. I have failed to recognize the link. I hope you find this first list helpful.
Soli Deo Gloria,