What is 72 Names of God?

72 names of god

The traditional Jewish faith believes God possesses many names, each of them representing a unique attribute such as compassion, severity or infinity. The Kabbalah , a Jewish school of thought, extends this belief and reveals 72 names of God, a spiritual too which can be discovered only after setting some specific biblical verses apart and then combining them anew in a new order. Judaism has it that the holiness of the Torah (The Pentateuch) lies within every word and even within every single letter. The knowledgeable believer does not have to stick to the original punctuation and order of the words – He can divide the letters differently and thus expose new unthinkable meanings. This faith led Jewish mystics reveal 72 more names of God that can be used by people to change their lives and pour welcome energy in them.

The secret of Exodus 14

These 72 names of God are actually 72 three-letters combinations derived from the book of Exodus 14: 19-21 (Here is the English translation. Keep in mind that the 72 names are necessarily linked to the Hebrew letters):

And the angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them; and it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness here, yet gave it light by night there; and the one came not near the other all the night. And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

The 72 names of God are “extracted” of the passage by writing the three verses one above the other without spaces, while writing the middle one backwards. Then each three letters signify one of God’s powerful names. Due to the names’ potency, many people carry different kinds of Jewelry that are inscribed with one of these 72 names or even more than one. The suitable name is usually chosen according to the person’s needs, hopes and difficulties. Here are some examples for God’s names (picked from the 72 names) and their meanings.

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