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QEl Qanna (or Kanno) is a word that appears six times in the Old Testament. It is translated jealous, zealous, or envy. The word first appears when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments.

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God. Exodus 20:5a

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai and found the people worshipping a golden calf, he was so enraged he broke the stone tablets. God called Moses back up on the mountain where He rewrote the tablets. This time the use of Qanna was a little more emphatic.

For you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.      Exodus 34:4

God’s jealousy is not the petty Queen versus Snow White kind, but rather the faithful and passionate jealousy of a bridegroom for his wife.god-is-el-qanna-jealous-god Neither is it the controlling, domineering feeling that makes a man fly into a rage when his wife speaks to someone else. It is an unconditional love that wants only the best for his beloved.

For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.      Isaiah 54:5

Other names and characteristics of God beginning with Q are:

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.      1 Corinthians 15:45 (KJV)

For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.     John 5:21 (KJV)




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