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bible heartJesus is the thread that holds creation together.  The Bible points out, “in Him we live and move and have our being.” So it comes as no surprise that we can find pictures of our Lord in every book of the Bible.

My recent post of 100 Names of Jesus seemed to strike a chord with many readers.  As a follow up, here is a glimpse of Jesus from each of the 66 books of the Bible.

Descriptions of Christ in the 39 Old Testament Books

  • 1. Seed of the woman; Shiloh – Gen. 3:15; 49:10
  • 2. Passover Lamb – Exod. 12:3
  • 3. Anointed high priest – Lev. 8:7–9
  • 4. Star of Jacob; brazen serpent – Num. 21:8; 24:17
  • 5. Prophet like Moses; the great rock – Deut. 18:15; 32:4
  • 6. Captain of the Lord’s hosts – Josh. 5:14
  • 7. Messenger of the Lord – Judg. 2:1
  • 8. Kinsman-redeemer – Ruth 2:1
  • 9. Great judge – 1 Sam. 2:10
  • 10. Seed of David – 2 Sam. 7:13
  • 11. Lord God of Israel – 1 Kings 8:15, 26
  • 12. God of the cherubim – 2 Kings 19:15
  • 13. God of our salvation – 1 Chron. 16:35
  • 14. God of our fathers – 2 Chron. 20:6
  • 15. Lord of heaven and earth – Ezra 1:2
  • 16. Covenant-keeping God – Neh. 1:5
  • 17. The God of providence – Esther
  • 18. Risen and returning redeemer – Job 19:25
  • 19. The anointed Son; the Holy One; the good shepherd; the king of glory – Ps. 2:7, 12; 16:10; 23:1; 24:7–10
  • 20. The wisdom of God – Prov. 8
  • 21. The one above the sun – Eccles.
  • 22. Chief among ten thousand; altogether  lovely – Song of Sol. 5:10, 16
  • 23. Virgin-born Immanuel; wonderful, counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of peace; the man of sorrows – Isa. 7:14; 9:6; 52:13; 53:3
  • 24. The Lord our righteousness – Jer. 23:6; 33:16
  • 25. The faithful and compassionate God – Lam. 3:22–23, 31–33
  • 26. The Lord is there – Ezek.
  • 27. Stone, Son of God, Son of Man – Dan. 2:34; 3:25; 7:13
  • 28. King of the resurrection – Hos. 13:9, 14
  • 29. God of the battle and giver of the Spirit – Joel 2:11, 28–32; 3:2, 9–17
  • 30. God of hosts and the plumbline – Amos 4:13; 7:9
  • 31. Destroyer of the proud – Obad. 8, 15
  • 32. The risen prophet; God of second choice; the long suffering one – Jon. 2:10; 3:1; 4:9–11
  • 33. God of Jacob; the Bethlehem-born; the pardoning God – Mic. 4:1–5; 5:2; 7:18–19
  • 34. The avenging God; the bringer of good tidings – Nah. 1:2, 15
  • 35. The everlasting, pure, glorious, and anointed one – Hab. 1:12–13; 2:14; 3:13
  • 36. The king of Israel – Zeph. 3:15
  • 37. Desire of all nations – Hag. 2:7
  • 38. Branch; builder of temple; king of triumphal entry; pierced one; king of the earth – Zech. 3:8; 6:12–13; 9:9; 12:10; 14:9
  • 39. The sun of righteousness – Mal. 4:2

Descriptions of Christ in the 27 New Testament Books

  • 1. King of the Jews – Matt. 2:2; 27:37
  • 2. Servant – Mark 9:35; 10:43–44
  • 3. Perfect man – Luke 2:40, 52; 9:22, 56, 58; 22:48
  • 4. Eternal God – John 1:1–5; 20:28, 31
  • 5. Ascended Lord – Acts 1:9
  • 6. The Lord our righteousness – Rom. 10:4
  • 7. Our resurrection – 1 Cor. 15
  • 8. God of all comfort – 2 Cor. 1:3
  • 9. Redeemer from the law – Gal. 4:4–5
  • 10. Head of the Church; giver of gifts – Eph. 1:22, 2:20; 3:13–4:8
  • 11. Supplier of every need; obedient servant – Phil. 1:19; 4:19; 2:5–8
  • 12. Fullness of the Godhead – Col. 1:19; 2:9
  • 13. The coming Christ – 1 Thess. 4:13–18; 5:2
  • 14. The consuming Christ – 2 Thess. 2:8
  • 15. Savior of sinners – 1 Tim. 2:15; 3:16; 1:15
  • 16. Righteous and rewarding Judge; author of Scripture – 2 Tim. 4:8; 3:16–17
  • 17. Our great God and savior – Titus 1:3; 2:10, 13; 3:4
  • 18. Payer of our debt – Philem.
  • 19. Appointed heir of all things; one greater than the prophets or angels – Heb. 1:2, 4; 3:3
  • 20. Ever-present God; great physician; the coming one – James 4:6–8; 5:15; 5:7–8
  • 21. Unblemished lamb; great example; chief shepherd; Lord of glory – 1 Pet. 1:19; 2:21–24; 5:4; 3:22
  • 22. The beloved Son – 2 Pet. 1:17
  • 23. Word of life; advocate; propitiation; Son of God – 1 John 1:1; 2:1; 3:8; 4:15; 5:5
  • 24. Son of the Father – 2 John 1:3
  • 25. The truth – 3 John 1:4, 8
  • 26. Preserver and only wise God – Jude 1–25
  • 27. The Alpha and Omega; the lion of Judah; king of kings – Revelation 1:8; 5:5, 19:16

 

Check out this great video of the father/son team Aaron & Jeoffrey putting these pictures to song in their performance of “He Is.”   

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After personally experiencing the authority and power of Jesus as He spoke peace to a raging sea, the disciples were left sitting in the stillness, wet from the rain and wondering:

“Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!”  –Matthew 8:27 (NLT)

Over and again the Bible answers this amazing question by giving us glimpses of the character of Jesus through the names and descriptions we find of Him.

Here is a list of 100 Names of Jesus we find in the pages of the Bible.  You can find the verses and study the context of each name by accessing the Logos Online Bible.

  • Advocate (1 John 2:1)
  • Almighty (Rev. 1:8; Mt. 28:18)
  • Alpha and Omega (Rev. 1:8; 22:13)
  • Amen (Rev. 3:14)
  • Apostle of our Profession (Heb. 3:1)
  • Atoning Sacrifice for our Sins (1 John 2:2)
  • Author of Life (Acts 3:15)
  • Author and Perfecter of our Faith (Heb. 12:2)
  • Author of Salvation (Heb. 2:10)
  • Beginning and End (Rev. 22:13)
  • Blessed and only Ruler (1 Tim. 6:15)
  • Bread of God (John 6:33)
  • Bread of Life (John 6:35; 6:48)
  • Capstone (Acts 4:11; 1 Pet. 2:7)
  • Chief Cornerstone (Eph. 2:20)
  • Chief Shepherd (1 Pet. 5:4)
  • Christ (1 John 2:22)
  • Creator (John 1:3)
  • Deliverer (Rom. 11:26)
  • Eternal Life (1 John 1:2; 5:20)
  • Everlasting Father (Isa. 9:6)
  • Gate (John 10:9)
  • Faithful and True (Rev. 19:11)
  • Faithful Witness (Rev. 1:5)
  • Faith and True Witness (Rev. 3:14)
  • First and Last (Rev. 1:17; 2:8; 22:13)
  • Firstborn From the Dead (Rev. 1:5)
  • God (John 1:1; 20:28; Heb. 1:8; Rom. 9:5; 2 Pet. 1:1;1 John 5:20; etc.)
  • Good Shepherd (John 10:11,14)
  • Great Shepherd (Heb. 13:20)
  • Great High Priest (Heb. 4:14)
  • Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22; 4:15; 5:23)
  • Heir of all things (Heb. 1:2)
  • High Priest (Heb. 2:17)
  • Holy and True (Rev. 3:7)
  • Holy One (Acts 3:14)
  • Hope (1 Tim. 1:1)
  • Hope of Glory (Col. 1:27)
  • Horn of Salvation (Luke 1:69)
  • I Am (John 8:58)
  • Image of God (2 Cor. 4:4)
  • King Eternal (1 Tim. 1:17)
  • King of Israel (John 1:49)
  • King of the Jews (Mt. 27:11)
  • King of kings (1 Tim 6:15; Rev. 19:16)
  • King of the Ages (Rev. 15:3)
  • Lamb (Rev. 13:8)
  • Lamb of God (John 1:29)
  • Lamb Without Blemish (1 Pet. 1:19)
  • Last Adam (1 Cor. 15:45)
  • Life (John 14:6; Col. 3:4)
  • Light of the World (John 8:12)
  • Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev. 5:5)
  • Living One (Rev. 1:18)
  • Living Stone (1 Pet. 2:4)
  • Lord (2 Pet. 2:20)
  • Lord of All (Acts 10:36)
  • Lord of Glory (1 Cor. 2:8)
  • Lord of lords (Rev. 19:16)
  • LORD [YHWH] our Righteousness (Jer. 23:6)
  • Man from Heaven (1 Cor. 15:48)
  • Mediator of the New Covenant (Heb. 9:15)
  • Mighty God (Isa. 9:6)
  • Morning Star (Rev. 22:16)
  • Offspring of David (Rev. 22:16)
  • Only Begotten Son of God (John 1:18; 1 John 4:9)
  • Our Great God and Savior (Titus 2:13)
  • Our Holiness (1 Cor. 1:30)
  • Our Husband (2 Cor. 11:2)
  • Our Protection (2 Thess. 3:3)
  • Our Redemption (1 Cor. 1:30)
  • Our Righteousness (1 Cor. 1:30)
  • Our Sacrificed Passover Lamb (1 Cor. 5:7)
  • Power of God (1 Cor. 1:24)
  • Precious Cornerstone (1 Pet. 2:6)
  • Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6)
  • Prophet (Acts 3:22)
  • Resurrection and Life (John 11:25)
  • Righteous Branch (Jer. 23:5)
  • Righteous One (Acts 7:52; 1 John 2:1)
  • Rock (1 Cor. 10:4)
  • Root of David (Rev. 5:5; 22:16)
  • Ruler of God’s Creation (Rev. 3:14)
  • Ruler of the Kings of the Earth (Rev. 1:5)
  • Savior (Eph. 5:23; Titus 1:4; 3:6; 2 Pet. 2:20)
  • Son of David (Lk. 18:39)
  • Son of God (John 1:49; Heb. 4:14)
  • Son of Man (Mt. 8:20)
  • Son of the Most High God (Lk. 1:32)
  • Source of Eternal Salvation for all who obey him (Heb. 5:9)
  • The One Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5)
  • The Stone the builders rejected (Acts 4:11)
  • True Bread (John 6:32)
  • True Light (John 1:9)
  • True Vine (John 15:1)
  • Truth (John 1:14; 14:6)
  • Way (John 14:6)
  • Wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24)
  • Wonderful Counselor (Isa. 9:6)
  • Word (John 1:1)
  • Word of God (Rev. 19:13)

I have personally experienced Jesus through many of the names found on this list, but one of my greatest treasures is to know Him as my friend.

Do you know Jesus?  Which of these names have you discovered Him to be?

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