SPECIAL TOPIC: CHARACTERISTICS OF ISRAEL'S GOD (OT)

1. Compassionate (BDB 933, KB 1216) – Exod. 34:6; Deut. 4:31; 2 Chr. 30:9; Ps. 86:15; 103:8; 111:4; Neh. 9:17,31; Joel 2:13; Jon. 4:2

2. Gracious (BDB 337, KB 333) – Exod. 34:6; 2 Chr. 30:9; Ps. 86:15; 103:8; 111:4; Neh. 9:17,31; Joel 2:13; Jon. 4:2

3. Slow to anger (BDB74 construct BDB 60) – Exod. 34:6; Ps. 86:15; 103:8; Neh. 9:17; Joel 2:13; Jon. 4:2

4. Abounding in steadfast love (BDB 912 I construct BDB 338) – Exod. 34:6-7; Ps. 86:15; 103:8; Neh. 9:17; Joel 2:13; Jon. 4:2

5. Faithful (or "truth," BDB 54, see Special Topic: Believe, Trust, Faith, and Faithfulness in the OT) – Exod. 34:6; Deut. 7:9; Ps. 86:15; Isa. 49:7; Jer. 42:5

6. Abundant forgiveness (BDB 699, KB 757)  –  Neh. 9:17

7. Did not forsake them (BDB 736 I, KB 806)  –  Neh. 9:17,31

8. Repents of evil (BDB 636, KB 688, Niphal participle + BDB 948)  –  Joel 2:13; Jon. 4:2

9. The great God (BDB 42, 152)  – Neh. 1:5; 9:32

10. Great and terrible (BDB 152, 431) – Neh. 1:5; 4:14; 9:32

11. Keeps covenant (BDB 1036, 136) – Neh. 1:5; 9:32

12. Steadfast love (BDB 338) – Neh. 1:5; 9:32 (see Special Topic: Lovingkindness (hesed

These all describe God's feelings toward His people, Israel.  His character does not change (cf. Mal. 3:6), therefore, these also apply to all faithful followers (i.e., 2 Cor. 1:3).

 

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