Bible Articles on the Topic of LORD of hosts

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Yahweh Sabaoth

The Hebrew for “hosts” (sabaoth) can refer to:

From Adonai to Yahweh

This alphabetical list includes the most—and least—frequently occurring names found in the Hebrew Bible or in major English translations such as the King James Version (KJV) and the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).

A Great Host

“A great host, like the host of God.” (1 Chronicles 12:22)

From Adonai to Yahweh: A Glossary of God’s Names

This alphabetical list includes the most—and least—frequently occurring names found in the Hebrew Bible or in major English translations such as the King James Version (KJV) and the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).

Holy, Holy, Holy, Really?

The official Mass of the Roman Catholic Church is written and published in Latin. The conclusion of the Preface in every Mass reads in the official Latin:

Why God Has So Many Names

When the prophet Jonah, on a ship in the Mediterranean, was asked by his fellow travelers who he was, he answered: “I am a Hebrew. I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land” (Jonah 1:9). From this passage, it is clear that the Hebrews referred to their God as both “God” (Hebrew, Elohim) and “the Lord” (Yahweh). Elsewhere in the Hebrew Bible, God is called Adonai (also translated as “Lord”);¹ El and Eloah (also rendered as “God”); Shaddai, traditionally translated as “the Almighty”; El Elyon, the “Upper God” or “Most High”; and Yahweh Elohim, the “Lord God”—to name just a few of God’s names (see Glossary, p. 51).

Lord of Hosts

A name or title of God frequently used in the Old Testament, always translated “Yahweh of Hosts” (יהוה צבאות, Yehōwāh cebhā'ōth) in the American Standard Revised Version, since Yehōwāh, never ‘Ădhōnāy, is used in this phrase. Evidently the meaning of the title is that all created agencies and forces are under the leadership or dominion of Yahweh, who made and maintains them (Genesis 2:1; Isaiah 45:12). It is used to express Yahweh’s great power. See GOD, NAMES OF, III., 8.

Heavenly host

Heavenly host (Hebrew: צבאות sabaoth, “armies”) refers to the army (Luke 2:13) of angels mentioned both in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles, as well as other Jewish and Christian texts.