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Hebrew: צבאות‎

Hebrew transliteration: Sabaoth or tzevaot or tzavaot or tsebha'oth

Meaning: “hosts,” “armies” (Romans 9:29; James 5:4)

In the SEPTUAGINT, the Hebrew word is rendered by “Almighty.” (See Rev. 4:8; compare Isaiah 6:3.)

Sabaoth may designate Jehovah (YHWH) as…

  • God of the unseen armies of angels
  • God of the armies of the heavens
  • God of the armies of Earth

  • “the God of the armies of Israel”