Living One

“Living One” is the name that the angels used for Jesus (Yeshua‘) when they announced to the women that Jesus’ grave was empty. It is also a name of God the Father. In the context of the empty grave it speaks the joyful news that Jesus, who was crucified, is alive again and forever. Jesus makes that declaration in Revelation 1:18.

Living One, a name of Jesus pictured in the Greek text of Luke 24:5.

Living One, in the Greek text of Luke 24:5.

Living One in Greek:

Ho Zaō

Strong’s Concordance number: 2198

Bible reference: Luke 24:5 (not NIV, KJV); Rev. 1:18

They were puzzled, wondering what to make of this. Then, out of nowhere it seemed, two men, light cascading over them, stood there. The women were awestruck and bowed down in worship. The men said, “Why are you looking for the Living One in a cemetery? He is not here, but raised up. Remember how he told you when you were still back in Galilee that he had to be handed over to sinners, be killed on a cross, and in three days rise up?” Then they remembered Jesus’ words. (Luke 24:4-8 MSG)

Similar names for God are the Living God, Living Father, and the Living and True God. Jesus is called the Faithful and true, and the Faithful and true witness.