God of all the earth

God of all the earth is one of the phrases specifically stated as a name of God. The word ’arets can be a bit ambiguous because it can refer to either the world or to a particular territory. As a result, ’Elohei ha’arets is translated in two different ways in the Old Testament: God of earth (Gen. 24:3) and God of the land (meaning Israel in 2 Kings 17:26-27). The context helps to make the meaning clear. This particular name of God declares His dominion over the whole world.

God of all the earth in Hebrew:

A name of God pictured in the Hebrew text: God of all the earth (Elohei kol-ha'arets) in Isaiah 54:5.

God of all the earth (Elohei kol-ha’arets) in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 54:5.

’Elohei khal-ha’arets

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 430, 3605, 776

Bible reference: Isa. 54:5

In a prophecy that compares Israel with a forsaken wife, God reassures her of His covenant love and His capacity to redeem and restore her. The words apply by extension to His church:

Your husband is your Maker,
Whose name is the Lord of hosts;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of
Israel,
Who is called the God of all the earth.
(Isaiah 54:5)

Similar names for God are Lord of the earth and Possessor (or maker) of heaven and earth.

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