El Olam

El Olam Meaning (The Everlasting God)

Use in the Bible: El Olam is first used in Genesis 21:33.

El Olamin the Septuagint: [ho] theos [ho] aiônios — the everlasting God

Meaning and Derivation: El is another name that is translated as “God” and can be used in conjunction with other words to designate various aspects of God’s character. Olam derives from the root word ‘lm (which means “eternity”). Olam literally means “forever,” “eternity,” or “everlasting”. When the two words are combined — El Olam — it can be translated as “The Eternal God.”

God Everlasting; The Everlasting God; (Gen. 21:33, Ps. 90:1-3, 93:2; Isa. 26:4).
Olam means world, universe, everlasting time or space.


The Names of God in the Old Testament

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of the names of God in the Old Testament.

 El Olam.
God Everlasting; The Everlasting God; (Gen. 21:33, Ps. 90:1-3, 93:2; Isa. 26:4).
Olam means world, universe, everlasting time or space.

The Hebrew word Olam (o-LAM) means “eternal,” ” everlasting,” “forever,” “lasting,” and “ancient.” When paired with El to make El Olam, it means Eternal God or Everlasting God. This name of God teaches us that God has no beginning, no end and stands outside of and beyond time. God’s nature and purposes are timeless, for God created time and is not limited by time in any way. Before there was a universe and before there was time, God existed, without beginning and without end (Psalm 90:2).

The term Olam also includes the unchangeableness of  God. Everything we know changes, in some way, over time; but God never changes. His character, his Word, his promises, his purposes and his kingdom never change and never end. For us, this means that God is constant, dependable, reliable and faithful!

El Olam: The God of Everlasting Time (Eternity) or The Everlasting God
“Olam” derives from the root word “‘lm and literally means “forever”, “eternity”, or “everlasting”. When combined with “El”, the name denotes the Everlasting God Who Never Changes, as seen in…

Psalm 90:1-2 — “Lord, You have been our dwelling place for all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God El Olam.
Isaiah 26:4 — “Trust in Yahweh forever El Olam; for in Yah, Yahweh, is an everlasting Rock.
See also Genesis 21:33; Psalm 93:2; Isaiah 40:28;Jeremiah 10:10

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