God above

The main Hebrew word in the name God above (mimma‘al) is related to the name ‘Elyon. ‘Elyon is a word that can indicate the highest or greatest of a pair or collection, but is often used as one of the names of God and translated Most High. The name expresses one side of the truth about God: He is exalted. However, He is not aloof; He is also God with us (Immanuel) down here on earth.

God Above (El mimma’al) pictured in the Hebrew text of Job 31:28

God Above (El mimma’al) in the Hebrew text of Job 31:28

God above in Hebrew:

’El mimma‘al

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 410, 4605

Bible reference: Job 31:28

If I have looked at the sun when it shone
Or the moon going in splendor,
And my heart became secretly enticed,
And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,
That too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment,
For I would have denied God above.
(Job 31:26-28)

The NIV translates this name as God on high.

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