Who Is El-Gibhor In The Bible?

We find this name in part of a long title in Isaiah 9:6.


For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given;

and the government shall be upon his shoulder,

and his name shall be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

This prophetic passage from Isaiah is often read during the Christmas season. The name El-Gibhor is a name for God, translated as Mighty God. We believe this passage describes the strength and rule of Jesus, as depicted in Revelation 19:15 - Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.