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Difference Between God and lord

God vs lord

In a religious context, Lord is a title that is used for different gods and deities. Lord often refers to the almighty or the creator of the universe or the savior of mankind. Jesus is often referred to as Lord more often then he is called God. Lord is one that rules over others.

God is also referred to as supreme. Though there can be only be a few lords  who are considered to be on top of others, there are many gods. One can come across the god of wealth, god of fortune, god of love or the god of death, just to name a few.

Apart from the religious connotation, lord is generally used for persons who are of higher rank in society. Lord is a title bestowed upon persons who rule others. The ministers and the subjects usually referred to a king as lord. It is also a title that is connected with feudal power. The persons who have been bestowed with feudal titles like baron are often called lords. Lord is also a term that is used to address judges in certain countries.

Regarding their etymology, God comes from the Hebrew Elohim and the Greek Theos. Lord is a word that comes from Greek Kurios or Hebrew Adonai. Lord is also related to Old English word ‘hlaford’ that means ruler or master.

In the English language, it was the bible translators who first used the word lord. The word God was first used in the 6th century.

Summary

  1. Lord often refers to the almighty or the creator of the universe or the savior of mankind. Lord is one that rules over others. God is also referred to as supreme.
  2. Though there can be only be a few lords who are considered to be on top of others, there are many gods.
  3. Apart from the religious connotation, lord is generally used for persons who are of higher rank in society.
  4. Lord is also a title that is connected with feudal power. It is also a term that is used to address judges in certain countries.
  5. God comes from Hebrew Elohim and Greek Theos. Lord is a word that comes from Greek Kurios or Hebrew Adonai. Lord is also related to Old English word ‘hlaford’ that means ruler or master.

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