There are those who will not use El or any of the variations of El such as Elohim, Eloah, etc. because El is used to refer to a pagan mighty one.


This brief article asks for common sense regarding the use of El and it’s variations.


Quickly think of the names of 5 prophets in the Old Testament (TaNaKh). Were any of them the following?


Samuel – Heard of El

Ezekiel – El will strengthen

Daniel – My Judge is El

Joel – Yah is El


Strongs defines El as follows:





Shortened from H352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity): - God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might (-y one), power, strong. Compare names in “-el.”


Did the Eternal despise the use of El or any of its variations? Common sense tells us no.


Why? Because His servants names contain this title. If the Almighty took offense at His followers using this title He certainly would have prevented them from using it in their names.


Even Yahshua used this title:


Mat 27:46 And about the ninth hour  יהושע  cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Ěli, Ěli, lemah sheḇaqtani?” that is, “My Ěl, My Ěl, why have You forsaken Me?”


YHWH Shalom,





This page was last updated: April 3, 2016
YHWH is El Index
Strongs #2962 is Kurios.
This is most often translated as "God" in the New Testament. Rather than use this title of unknown or dubious origin we substitute the Hebrew title Elohim in it's place.

Instructional notes: Whenever the the title El, Elohim, Eloah etc. are used in the scriptures it is in the form of judment. Whenever the Eternals Name YHWH is used, it is in the form of a parent or bridegroom. Check this for yourself.