God of Isaac

God of Isaac is one of many names for God that requires us to reflect on the relationship that God had with an individual or group. Of the three patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob), we know least about Isaac. Nonetheless, God referred to Himself by this name when He spoke to Jacob and Moses. The covenant made with Israel was passed on to Isaac and then to Jacob and the whole nation of Israel. So the name reminds us of God’s covenant faithfulness. Also, Isaac was the son of God’s promise, unlike Ishmael.

Jesus (Yeshua‘) mentioned three names of God that celebrate His relationships with the patriarchs. He indicated that the relationships were still intact; God was the living God, and the patriarchs were still very much alive.

God of Isaac (Elohei Yitskhaq)photographed in the Hebrew text of Genesis 28:13

God of Isaac (Elohei Yitskhaq) in the Hebrew text of Genesis 28:13


God of Isaac in Hebrew:

’Elohei Yitskhaq

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 430, 3327

Bible references: Gen. 28:13; Ex. 3:6, 15; 4:5

God said moreover unto Moses, “Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.” (Exodus 3:15 KJV)

God of Isaac in Greek:

The name God of Isaac pictured in the Greek text of Acts 3:13

God of Isaac in the Greek text of Acts 3:13

Ho Theos Isaak

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2316, 2464

Bible references: Matt. 22:32; Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37

And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.” (Mark 12:26-27 KJV)

One similar name of God includes all three patriarchs: God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. He is also the God of our fathers.