Towns, E.L. – The Names of Jesus

The Names of Jesus

Topic: The Names of Jesus
By Elmer L. Towns

Names of Jesus. Over 700 names of Jesus to help you Really know the Lord loves you.

Elmer L. Towns (October 21, 1932 – ) serves as dean of the School of Religion at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, which he co-founded in 1971 with Dr. Jerry Falwell. He holds degrees from Southern Methodist University, Dallas Theological Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary.

In this 16 chapter work by Towns, he presents us with over 700 names of Jesus. He has chapters on the name of Jesus, title “LORD”, the office of Christ, the OT Prophetic names of Jesus, the salvational names of Jesus, the birth names, the service names, the sonship names, the Godhead names, the Jehovistic titles, the church names, and the apocalyptic names. There is an extensive appendix with an alphabetic listing of all names.


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CONTENTS

PART ONE: OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

1. THE NAME OF JESUS

Jesus was a popular name for new baby boys at the time Mary had a son, but within a few decades it became virtually unused because it was special to Christians. Still today it is the sweetest of our Lord’s names because it is His personal name.

2. THE TITLE “LORD”

When people addressed Jesus as Lord in the New Testament, that title demonstrated an attitude of either respect or reverence. But in the early church, Christians were martyred because they affirmed “Jesus is Lord. ” To there “Lord” meant only one thing – Jesus was the Jehovah of the Old Testament.

3. THE OFFICE OF CHRIST

Throughout the pages of the Old Testament, the prophets wrote of a coming Messiah who functioned as prophet, priest, and king. The name “Christ” meant “anointed.” He was anointed to that office. But He was more than that! Paul revered this office and made it his favorite name of Jesus and the foundation to the Christian’s position in grace.

PART TWO: GROUPINGS OF THE NAMES OF JESUS CHRIST

4. THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETIC NAMES OF JESUS

Hidden in the pages of law, history, poetry, and prophecy is a myriad of names and titles of Jesus. He is revealed in every book by type and teaching. Among the many Old Testament prophetic names of Jesus are Shiloh, the Prophet, the Branch, the Desire of all Nations, the Ensign for the Peoples, and El Shaddai.

5. THE SALVATIONAL NAMES OF JESUS

Many of the names of Jesus reveal aspects of His principal work of redeeming the lost. Some of them focus upon His work and, therefore, He is the Redeemer, Saviour, and Mediator. Others call attention primarily to His Person; as such, Jesus is the Lamb of God and the Propitiation for our sins. Still others reveal the mystery of the One who both produces salvation and is Himself our salvation. In this regard, He is the Last Adam, the Second Man, and the Author of Eternal Salvation.

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6. THE BIRTH NAMES OF CHRIST

When it comes to naming babies, it seems everybody has some suggestion about a name. It was no different with Jesus. Hundreds of years before He was born, people began calling the Christ child by a variety of names. By the time He was born, He had been called the Dayspring from on High, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, and Immanuel.

7. THE SERVICE NAMES OF CHRIST

Jesus came not to be served but to serve. As a result, many of His names and titles emphasize His qualities of service. He is the Creator and Sustainer of life. Several names describe Him as the teacher and sovereign of mankind. And then of course there are those names which focus on how He assists us in living the victorious Christian life.

8. THE SONSHIP NAMES OF CHRIST

Jesus delighted to call God His Father, and so, it is not surprising there are at least nineteen sonship names of Jesus. Three are particularly important when it comes to understanding who Jesus is. He called Himself “Son of Man,” but He was also the Son of God and the only begotten Son.

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9. THE GODHEAD NAMES OF CHRIST

Several names and titles of Jesus express the uniqueness of His nature and have important theological implications in the study of Christology. These include the Image of God, the Firstborn, the Beloved, the Alpha and Omega, and the Logos (Word).

10. THE JEHOVISTIC TITLES OF CHRIST

The name Jehovah was so revered by the Jews that they never uttered it. It was the name of the One who introduced Himself to Moses as I AM THAT I AM. The proof that Jesus was Jehovah is the fact that He used that divine title in eight ways in the Gospel of John.




11. THE. CHURCH NAMES OF CHRIST

Jesus promised He would build His church, and so, one would expect to find Him closely identified with that church. Several names of Christ have special significance in that they reveal His relation to His church. These titles include Bridegroom, Shepherd, Head, Vine, Stone, Temple, and Gardener.

12. THE APOCALYPTIC NAMES OF CHRIST

The final book of the New Testament offers the fullest revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture. It is not surprising, then, that John uses at least seventy-three different names of Jesus to describe important truths about Jesus. This chapter takes a closer look at several of the more significant names in the Revelation.

APPENDIX: THE NAMES OF JESUS CHRIST IN SCRIPTURE

1. THE NAMES AND TITLES OF CHRIST IN SCRIPTURE

2. THE PREEMINENT PRONOUNS OF CHRIST IN SCRIPTURE

3. THE COMPOUND NAMES OF THE LORD GOD (JEHOVAH EL) IN SCRIPTURE

4. THE NAME OF GOD (ELOHIM) IN SCRIPTURE

5. THE NAME OF THE LORD (JEHOVAH) IN SCRIPTURE

A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE NAMES OF CHRIST

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