The Names of God Bible


The Names of God Bible

God’s Word Translation


General Editor – Ann Spangler

Bestselling author of Praying the Names of God


Open the door to a more intimate relationship with God

  • Discover the Hebrew names of God within the biblical text
  • Encounter God through prayers, promises, and devotional readings
  • Experience God’s character more deeply by studying his names

One of the best ways to get to know God on a deeper level is to know his names and titles as revealed in Scripture. Now the bestselling author of Praying the Names of God and Praying the Names of Jesus uncovers the richness of God’s character and love found in his names right within the Bible text.

The Names of God Bible restores more than 10,000 occurrences of specific names of God–like Yahweh, El Shadday, El Elyon, and Adonay–to help readers connect with the Hebrew roots of their Christian faith and experience a deeper understanding of God’s character. Perfect for personal study, prayer, and reflection, The Names of God Bible includes these special features:

More than 10,000 names and titles of God restored to their Hebrew equivalent and printed in brown ink to stand out within the biblical text

Names of God reading paths lead readers to the next reference of the name so they can pray and study the names of God throughout Scripture

Name Pages feature

  • background information associated with the most important names and titles of God
  • key Scripture passages in which the name is revealed
  • devotional readings for each of the featured names
  • specific Bible promises connected to each of the featured names

Calling God by Name sidebars shed light on the relationship between biblical people and the specific names they called God.

Ann Spangler is an award-winning writer whose fascination with the Bible has resulted in books that have opened the Bible to a wide range of readers. She is the author or coauthor of several bestselling books, including Praying the Names of God, Praying the Names of Jesus, Women of the Bible, and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. Together, her books have sold nearly 3 million copies. She has held senior positions at two Christian publishing houses and lives with her two daughters in Michigan.

My Review:  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

I love studying the names of God and what they mean. That’s why I was so excited to receive a copy of The Names of God Bible. Using a Bible with the names of God used in the verses really makes the Scripture come alive. I only have two complaints about this Bible. First, God’s Word Translation is not my favorite for studying the Bible. It’s a very readable translation, but this is more of a study Bible. I wished they’d used a more accurate translation like the NASV, NRSV, NKJV, or the NIV. Also it was rather confusing having what the names of God meant at the beginning of each book of the Bible. It causes me to have to do a lot of flipping back and forth except for with shorter books. I would have preferred the meaning in italics or quotations next to the name. I think it would have made it more user-friendly. Overall I loved it, but I see room for improvement.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

5 thoughts on “The Names of God Bible

  1. I also bought this translation and at first I loved it but then I stumbled across something that made me want to puke. In Genesis 10:8-9 it translates twice that Nimrod was blessed by Yahweh. This is the worst Abomination in transliteration ever. Because many Christians don’t read The Old Testament anyway, they have no idea who this man is. Well to sum it up Nimrod was the first Tyrant that opposed Yahweh. His first kingdom was Babylon and the tower of Babel. But I guess Ann Spangler must be okay with being a Tyrant Rebel against Yahweh since she claims He blessed him. This Bible needs to be taken off the shelf to say the least. We all make mistakes but there is no way someone who claims to know Scripture could mistaken this. It’s a Blasphemous Deception!

  2. It is a bad translation of that verse. The verse says that Nimrod was a mighty hunter before Yahweh. In the Old Testament, people acknowledge that no one could do anything unless God blessed. Therefore the verse means that God did allow Nimrod to become a mighty hunter.

  3. I haven’t seen any other verses that I had a problem with, but I agree that God’s Word translation that Ann used isn’t the best. That wasn’t Ann’s translation though. She only substituted the names of God into the translation.

    • I agree there is really no good English Transliteration. This one however could really deceive people. Especially how important it is to know the story of Nimrod and what he stood for as it will play a role in end days prophecy which we are now in.

      Genesis 10:8-10
      Nimrod means “let us revolt.” In the context of Genesis 10, there is absolutely no mention of animals that he supposedly hunted. The context has to do with the description of character, moral spirituality, and culture. Nimrod was a mighty man, a mighty hunter in terms of men. He was like the Nephilim (see Genesis 6:4). He was a giant of a moral and spiritual nature.
      What was Nimrod doing when he was hunting? Nimrod hunted other Nephilim and eliminated them. He got rid of the competition and established a despotic and autocratic system of government. He did that before the Lord. In other words, he did what he did right in front of God. God was aware of what he was doing. The revolt was not hidden.
      If a person is standing before another, he can stand before him as a friend, as neutral, or as an enemy. There is already an indication of how Nimrod stood before the Lord, because he is named “he who revolts.” He is standing before the Lord as an enemy. He is against God, as chapter 11 shows.
      Nimrod founded a city, and he named it Babilu. Not Babel. He called it Babilu, which means “Gate of God.” “Babel” is what the Hebrews called it, and thus when Moses, a Hebrew, wrote Genesis, he called it “Babel.” Babel is the Hebrew name. It sounds somewhat similar to Babilu, but Babel means “confusion.”
      John W. Ritenbaugh

      Below is the best transliteration of those verses that I could find. (Wycliffe Bible)

      8Forsooth Cush begat Nimrod; (and) he began to be mighty in [the] earth,
      9and he was a strong hunter, or oppressor, of men before the Lord; of him a proverb went out, (saying,) As Nimrod, a strong hunter before the Lord. (and he was a strong hunter before the Lord; and a proverb went out about him, saying, Be ye like Nimrod, a strong hunter before the Lord.)
      10Soothly the beginning of his realm was Babylon, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

      • My only concern is that people will be deceived more than they already have thanks to Constantine turning the True Church (Assembley of Yahshua) into a watered down Anti-Semitic Church that brought in Idolatry and sun god worship. The Protestant Reformers started to reform but the job hasn’t been completed. Martin Luther made many good changes but he didn’t have an issue letting others know he was also Ant-Semitic. Therefore many of the same traditions and customs that Catholicism started has slowly filtered into the Protestant churches. For example:(Changing Yahweh’s Sabbath to Sunday, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.). I do not mean to step on any toes but people need to know the Truth. Pastors need to know the Truth. They are not taught these traditions of men that the western culture has fell in love with are an abomination to Yahweh. It is exactly like Yahsua ripping into the Pharisees and Scribes because they added thousand of additional traditions and rules. Yahshua did not condemn them because they followed The Torah. But because they added many other ridiculous traditions and rules that are nowhere in the Torah(We are in a very similar situation now) They are nowhere in Scripture but were added or changed to deceive, and they have. That is why we need to be Bereans and not only read but study the Scriptures in context and we will see the Truth’s that were stripped away. I believe Yahweh’s Word is infallible. His original Word that was first penned by His servants led by His Spirit. But now because of unintentional and INTENTIONAL bad transliterations many are deceived.

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