There is another Hebrew word for “Eternal” in the Old Testament scriptures

As I searched the scriptures via, I found two other Hebrew words which are used to denote “eternal.”  One of them is `ad  (H5703) which also means:


i. used in reference to God being everlasting

The LORD [is] King for ever and ever – Ps 10: 16.

For this God [is] our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide [even] unto death – Ps 48: 14.

His praise endureth for ever –  Ps 111: 10.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given … His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace – Isa 9: 6.

ii. used in reference to the righteous and righteous living

The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment – Prov 12: 9.

If a king judges the poor fairly, his throne will last forever – Prov 19: 14.

The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever –  Ps 37: 29.



i. God dwells in eternity, which is outside of the realm of earth time

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy – Isa 57: 14.

d. PERPETUAL – without an end

I will not turn away [the punishment] thereof (of Edom); because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever: – Amos 1: 11.


When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting mountains   – Hab 3: 6.


Eternity is timeless. It has no beginning and no end:

Before the mountains were brought forth, or before thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting (`owlam) to everlasting   (`owlam) , thou art God – Ps 90: 2.