Creator

Names of God including the words “creator” or “maker.”

Five names include the words “creator” or “maker.” For more information, click on the name.

 Creator (see below)

Creator of heaven and earth

Maker

Maker of all

Maker of heaven and earth

 

Creator

Two Hebrew words are translated Creator. The word bore’ speaks of initiating something new and thus creating. Yotser comes from the word for fashioning or forming and is also the word used to call God the Potter. A third Hebrew word underlies several names of God that call Him the Maker.

“The word bara carries the thought of the initiation of the object involved. It always connotes what only God can do and frequently emphasizes the absolute newness of the object created. The word asa is much broader in scope, connoting primarily the shaping and fashioning of the object with little concern for special nuances.”1

Greek translations of the Old Testament used the word kitzo in place of bore’  especially in later books.

A name of God pictured: Creator (Bore) in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 40:28.

Creator (Bore) in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 40:28.

 

Creator in Hebrew:

Bore’

Strong’s Concordance number: 1254a

Bible references: Eccl. 12:1; Isa. 40:28; 43:1, 15

Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
(Isaiah 40:28)

Their Creator (Yotsero) pictured in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 27:11

Their Creator (Yotsero) in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 27:11

Their Creator in Hebrew:

Yotsero

Strong’s Concordance number: 3335

Bible reference: Isa. 27:11

When its twigs are dry, they are broken off
and women come and make fires with them.
For this is a people without understanding;
so their Maker has no compassion on them,
and their Creator shows them no favor.
(Isaiah 27:11 NIV)

(God is called “He who formed” in Msg, Amp, KJV)

The Creator, a name of God pictured in the Greek text of Romans 1:25.

The Creator, a name of God in the Greek text of Romans 1:25.

The Creator in Greek:

Ho ktisas

Strong’s Concordance number: 2936

Bible reference: Rom. 1:25

They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. (Romans 1:25)

 

Creator (ktistes) pictured in the Greek text of 1 Peter 4:19.

Creator (ktistes) in the Greek text of 1 Peter 4:19.

 

Ho ktistēs

Strong’s Concordance number: 2939

Bible reference: 1 Pet. 4:19

Let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. (1 Peter 4:19 KJV)

Similar names for God are Creator of heaven and earth and Maker of heaven and earth. There are New Testament names of Jesus (Yeshua‘) that tell us of His involvement in creation. He is called the Beginning of the creation and the Firstborn of creation.

 

  1. Thomas E. McComiskey in Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament Ed. R. Laird Harris (Moody Press, 1980), p. 701. []
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