Names of God, Jesus, and/or the Holy Spirit

King of Kings

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of King of Kings. A title for God, signifying his total authority over everything.

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Light (Name of God)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Light (Name of God).

Bible references include: Psalm 27:1

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Light of the World

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Light of the World. A name for Jesus and a description that Jesus and others use about him

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Logos

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Logos. The Greek word for ‘word’ or ‘plan’, used as a name for Jesus.

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Lord

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Lord. Master; one who has power over others; a name for Jesus; the proper name for God.

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Messiah

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Messiah. Saviour or liberator; a name for Jesus.

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Prince of Peace

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Prince of Peace. A name for Jesus.

Bible references include: Isaiah 9:6

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Rabbi (Teacher – Name of Jesus)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Rabbi (Teacher – Name of Jesus). Mary refers to Jesus as Rabbi (teacher) John 20:16. In several places in the Bible, Jesus is referred to as Rabbi (in Hebrew, or Rabbouni in Aramaic) meaning Teacher or Master. Signed here as teacher.

Bible references include: John 20:16

See also: Rabbi (a Jewish scholar or teacher)

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Redeemer

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Redeemer. A name for Jesus, referring to His ‘buying back’ Christians from the effects of their sin through His sacrifice on the cross. In the Old Testament, God as Redeemer is used in the sense of deliverer eg from plague and slavery.

Bible references include: Isaiah 41:14

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Rock (Name of God)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Rock (Name of God).

Bible references include: Exodus 17:1-7

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Saviour

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Saviour. A name for Jesus, referring to his salvation of mankind from sin.

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Shield (Name of God)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Shield (Name of God). A name for God that emphasises his protection of those who have faith in him.

Bible references include: Psalm 18:2

See also: Shield (Armour)

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Son of God

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Son of God. A name for Jesus, as the second person of the trinity.

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Son of Man

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Son of Man. A phrase used in the Old Testament to mean ‘human’; in the New Testament it is a name for Jesus that declares his humanity.

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Strong Tower

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Strong Tower. A metaphor for power and protection. It is said that “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and they are safe.”

Bible references include: Proverbs 18:10

See also: Stronghold (Name of God) and Stronghold (Place of refuge/safety) and Refuge (God) and Refuge (A place of safety) and Refuge (Safety) and Save / Saved / Safe (Protect)

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Stronghold (Name of God)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Stronghold (Name of God). A name for God emphasising his provision of a place of refuge for those who are oppressed.

Bible references include: Psalm 18:2

See also: Stronghold (Place of refuge/safety) and Refuge (God) and Refuge (A place of safety) and Refuge (Safety) and Strong Tower and Save / Saved / Safe (Protect)

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Trinity / Triune

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Trinity / Triune. The Godhead, comprising three persons in one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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