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Why was Simon’s name changed to Peter?

Simon’s name was changed to Peter (Mat. 16:18) because Jesus wanted to highlight the important role Peter would have in the early church. Peter means ‘rock’, so when Jesus said ‘on this rock I will build my church’ (Mat. 16:18) he was using a pun to refer to Peter’s role as one of the strong, […]

Why does Jesus call himself “the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” when these are names of God? (Rev 22:13)

In the first chapter of Revelation we read: “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Rev 1:8) Then in the 21st chapter we read: 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all […]

What are all the names of Jesus in the Bible?

Here is a list of names of Jesus in the Bible.  There are many other words describing Jesus, but I have generally limited the list to names or titles of Jesus. A prophet like Moses – Deuteronomy 18:18 Messiah – Daniel 9:25; John 4:25-26 Immanuel – Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23 The Branch – Zechariah 6:12 […]

How many times is God called “Yahweh” in the Bible?

“Yahweh” is God’s personal name (see Exodus 3:13-15 and Exodus 6:2-3), and is usually “translated” as Lᴏʀᴅ (in small caps). It’s not really a translation because Yahweh does not mean Lord. Rather, it means something like  “I am who I am” or  “I will be who I will be”. God has other names also. The following table gives […]

Who is the Lord in Genesis 18:1?

The word ‘LORD’ in Genesis 18:1 is referring to God. Here is a quote from a previous answer on BibleQ: In the Old Testament, it is common to see LORD in upper case letters (actually in small caps). In these cases, the Hebrew word is יהוה (Yahweh). This is the personal name of God (see […]

In the kingdom, will we still be called by our names?

We don’t know many of the details of the kingdom, but during the kingdom (the ‘1,000 years’ reign of Christ on the earth — Rev. 20:4; 5:10), and even after the kingdom (when God is ‘all and in all’ — 1Cor. 15:28), the saints will probably still be known by their names. We can see […]