Champion

The Hebrew word for Champion, rav, typically means “chief” or “captain” and, as an adjective, can mean “great” (as in the word “rabbi,” “my great one”).

Picture of the name of God, Champion (or Defender), in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 19:20.

Champion (or Defender) in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 19:20.

Champion in Hebrew:

Rav

Strong’s Concordance number: 7227b

Bible reference: Isa. 19:20

In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord near its border. It will become a sign and a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Champion, and He will deliver them. (Isaiah 19:19-20)

There are other versions of this name in English Bibles (Defender NIV, Great One KJV).

Jeremiah 20:11 likens God to a “dread champion” (gibbor), but the word is not used as a title or name of God.

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