Why was Adam’s first job to “name”? Names get your attention.
YHVH is a jealous God. As we see at the Tower of Babel, many people want to make a name for themselves. Pastor Chris has made the TNT Bible as a way of directing the reader’s attention towards the names.
Everything that is in the Bible is there for a reason, but Pastor Chris wants every reader to realize the joy found in studying the names within Scripture. The TNT Bible was written to be used as a study tool that opens the eyes of the reader into a deeper understanding of the Bible as each name is clearly defined.
Pastor Chris derives the meaning of the names from the root words of ancient languages. He translates almost 3,300 different names throughout the Bible. The power of each name is discovered in a story. He declares authoritatively about the definitions, “I have done the research behind each name so that you have it conveniently placed next to every name in the Bible.”
We often pass over the names, but Pastor Chris Monaghan wants to emphasize them. He thinks that there is power in the names. Wander through the fields of reason with Eugene and Pastor Chris and see how he arrived at this conclusion.