Names in the Bible have meaning. What about .BIBLE domain names?
Have you noticed how some people in the Bible had their names changed? Often the biblical text will explain why their names changed. Here’s a couple of examples, with emphasis added to show the reason for the new name:
In Genesis 17:1-6, Abram was renamed Abraham:
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the Almighty God. Obey me and always do what is right.”... God said, “I make this covenant with you: I promise that you will be the ancestor of many nations. Your name will no longer be Abram, but Abraham, because I am making you the ancestor of many nations.”
In Genesis 32:28, Jacob was renamed Israel:
The man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob. You have struggled with God and with men, and you have won; so your name will be Israel.”
There are many other biblical characters with name changes, as well as people’s names with its meaning explained, like:
Genesis 25:24-26—The time came for her to give birth, and she had twin sons. The first one was reddish, and his skin was like a hairy robe, so he was named Esau. The second one was born holding on tightly to the heel of Esau, so he was named Jacob.
Matthew 1:21—She will have a son, and you will name him Jesus—because he will save his people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:23—“A virgin will become pregnant and have a son, and he will be called Immanuel” (which means, “God is with us”).
Wes Woodell summarized the important meaning of names in his blog post, The Significance of Names in the Bible, He explained how names are significant in the Bible, and how they serve a variety of functions. This list is a recap of his devotional:
6 Reasons Why Names are Important in the Bible
- A biblical name could record some aspects of a person’s birth.
- Biblical names sometimes expressed the parents’ reaction to the birth of their child.
- Biblical names were sometimes used to secure the solidarity of family ties.
- Biblical names could be used to communicate God’s message.
- Biblical names were also used to establish an affiliation with God.
- Biblical names are given to establish authority over another, or to indicate a new beginning or new direction in a person’s life.
What name will you use?
As you can see, names are very important in the Bible. Now that .BIBLE domain names are available on the Internet, these new web addresses can be very important and meaningful too.
From this short Bible study above, we see how people who already had names were given new names. This means that if your website already has a domain name, you might be inspired to take on a new domain name that emphasizes its intent to communicate God’s message in the Bible, quickly identify with the Bible, or to indicate a stronger focus in your website’s ministry.
If you have a brand new digital ministry idea that is Blbie-related, it can be launched with a new .BIBLE domain name to show it’s meaning, purpose, and destiny, just like how a biblical name was given to a newborn baby. For example, you can help people with how to name a newborn child using names in the Bible. You could easily launch a website with a .BIBLE domain name like BabyNames.Bible that'd perfect for that!