Statistics of Simple Names in the Old Testament Used for Designating GOD. By: Khalid Mansoor Soomro

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1. The SIMPLE NAMES used for God in the Old Testament
Name in Hebrew Meaning Frequency
Jahwe the LORD 71,2 % 7620x
Elohim God / gods 24,1 % 2578x
El God 2,8 % 300x
Elowah God 0,5 % 55x
Shaddai (incl. 4x El Shaddai) the Allmighty? 0,5 % 53x
Jaah the LORD 0,4 % 48x
‘Eljon (incl. 2x El ‘Eljon) the Highest 0,4 % 48x
Total 100,0 % 10700x

2. Morphological Breakup for the Name JAHWE
Hebrew Meaning Frequency
Jahwe (alone) the LORD 89,6 % 6828x
le-Jahwe for the LORD 7,6 % 580x
be-Jahwe with/in/at... the LORD 1,4 % 107x
we-Jahwe and the LORD 1,3 % 100x
ke-Jahwe like the LORD 0,1 % 4x
ha-Jahwe (Jer 8:19) is it ... the LORD? 0,0 % 1x
Total 100,0 % 7620x

3. Morphological Breakup for the Name ELOHIM
Hebrew Meaning Frequency Jahwe + Elohim % of Freq.
Elohim (alone) God / gods 31,0 % 799x 37x 4,6 %
Elohee ... Elohim of (constr.) 16,9 % 435x 169x 38,8 %
haa-Elohim the Elohim 14,4 % 372x 9x 2,4 %
Eloheekha your Elohim (sg. masc.) 12,8 % 329x 262x 79,6 %
Eloheenu our Elohim 7,3 % 188x 82x 43,6 %
Eloheekhem your Elohim (pl. masc.) 6,4 % 166x 122x 73,5 %
Elohaay my Elohim 4,4 % 113x 37x 32,7 %
Eloheehem their Elohim (pl. masc.) 3,1 % 81x 31x 38,3 %
Elohaau his Elohim 2,5 % 66x 28x 42,4 %
Elohayikh your Elohim (sg. fem.) 0,7 % 17x 6x 35,3 %
Eloheehaa her Elohim 0,2 % 6x 0x 0,0 %
Eloheehen their Elohim (pl. fem.) 0,2 % 5x 0x 0,0 %
Eloheekhen your Elohim (pl. fem.) 0,0 % 0x 0x
Total 100,0 % 2578x 783x 30,4 %

4. Morphological Breakup for the Name EL
Hebrew Meaning Frequency
El (alone) God 82,7 % 248x
haa-El the God 9,0 % 27x
le-El for God 5,0 % 15x
we-El and God 2,0 % 6x
ke-El like God 0,7 % 2x
be-El with/by God 0,3 % 1x
Total 100,0 % 300x
includes alle references to Bethel = Beet-El (72x)

5. Morphological Breakup for the Name ELOWAH
Hebrew Meaning Frequency
Elowah (alone) God 92,7 % 51x
le-Eloah for God 5,5 % 3x
we-Eloah and God 1,8 % 1x
Total 100,0 % 55x


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