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God's Name Found in the Greek Scriptures under θεόν (theon).

Updated: Jul 23, 2023

Imagine opening the Bible, and of all sudden, like a bolt of lightning, being instantly stuck with the Manifestation of God's Holy Name in the New Testament!

The Greek language contains two Greek titles for God. The first title is θεόν (theon) and it refers to 'the God" as Supreme One or Self-Existent One. The second Greek title θεός (theos) can apply to God, a god, or gods and is shared with many. But θεόν (theon) refers to only to the True God as in (John 17:3). θεόν (theon) is a superlative title given to Jehovah alone.

According to the Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon. It mentions that later Hebrews, for some centuries before the time of Christ, either Misled by False Interpretation of certain laws, or else following some old superstition. Then goes on to tell us, that every time the later Hebrews came upon the Name of God, they substituted Lord. They also pointed out that θεόν was in reference to God's Name.

So let's try to insert our newly found information and see if it holds true.

  • "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Jehovah, and the Word was a god."(John 1:1)

  • No man has seen Jehovah at any time; the only-begotten god who is at the Father’s side is the one who has explained Him. (John 1:18)

Here are a few notable scriptures with the superlative title θεόν (theon) :

John 14:1 N-AMS GRK: εἰς τὸν θεόν καὶ εἰς NAS: believe in God, believe KJV: ye believe in God, believe also INT: on God also on

John 17:3 N-AMS GRK: μόνον ἀληθινὸν θεὸν καὶ ὃν NAS: true God, and Jesus KJV: the only true God, and Jesus INT: only true God and whom

John 20:17 N-AMS GRK: ὑμῶν καὶ θεόν μου καὶ NAS: and your Father, and My God and your God.' KJV: and [to] my God, and your INT: of you and God of me and

Inserting God's Name doesn't flow smoothly in all 148 Greek occurrences. For example, in John 17:3 inserting the meaning of the title θεόν (theon) not only fits, but gives deeper understanding.

  • This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true Supreme One, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

  • This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true Self-Existent One, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

Then again, the quote from Jesus Christ invoking the title θεόν in (John 14:1)

  • Do not let your hearts be troubled. Exercise faith in Jehovah; exercise faith also in me.

There are so many scriptures that actually should have God's Name in it like, "Three times I begged Jehovah about this, that it would depart from me." (2 Corinthians 12:7)

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