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)
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.
Creator in Hebrew:
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 in Hebrew:
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 in Greek:
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)
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.
- Thomas E. McComiskey in Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament Ed. R. Laird Harris (Moody Press, 1980), p. 701. [↩]