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Most High

MOST HIGH. A name applied to God. It represents the Hebrew word el-elyon (Gen.14.18, Gen.14.20, Gen.14.22; Ps.7.17), which is translated “God Most High.” The expression comes into the Greek of the NT as a part of the Semitic background inherited from the OT (Mark.5.7; Acts.7.48).

EL-ELYON ĕl’ ĕl yōn’ (אֵ֥ל עֶלְיֹֽון, Most High God). A name of God used in a number of OT books but esp. in Genesis and the Psalms.

When Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek (Gen 14:17-22) this is the name by which the priest worshiped God (cf. Heb 7:1ff.). This priest, “resembling the Son of God,” said to Abraham,

“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,

maker of heaven and earth;

And blessed be God Most High,

who has delivered your enemies into your hand!”

MOST HIGH (עֶלְיֹֽון, ὕψιστος, G5736). A name for God.

See also

  • Names of God