Mighty One of Jacob

Mighty One of Jacob is unusual because the word ’avir is not often part of a name of God. ’Avir comes from “to soar” or “to flutter” and relates to the Akkadian word for “to be strong,” hence its meaning, “mighty.”

A name of God pictured in the Hebrew text of Genesis 49:24 - Mighty One of Jacob (Avir Ya’aqov).

Mighty One of Jacob (Avir Ya’aqov) in Genesis 49:24.

Mighty One of Jacob in Hebrew:

’Avir Ya‘aqov

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 46, 3290

Bible references: Gen. 49:24; Ps. 132:2, 5; Isa. 49:26; 60:16

His bow remained firm,
And his arms were agile,
From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob
(From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of
Israel). (Genesis 49:24)

Similar names for God are Mighty One of Israel, Mighty One God the LORD, and simply, Mighty One.

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