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"Father" is not a regular designation of God in the Old Testament. The ascription becomes common in the New Testament, standing in contrast to The Son. The Father is one of the three constituents of The Name of God [Matt 28:19]. Below are some of the notable ascriptions regarding fatherhood in the Bible.

The Father    

Father of both Jesus and human believers  John 20:17 ("my Father and your Father,"

in an announcement by Jesus "to my brothers").

Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ [5x] Rom 15:6; 2 Cor 1:3; 11:31; Eph 1:3; 1 Pet 1:3.

Father of all, πατὴρ πάντων Eph 4:6.

God The Father, Θεός Πατήρ multiple citations.

Heavenly Father, ὁ πατὴρ ὁ (ἐν/ἐξ) οὐράνιος [18x] 

Gen 19:24b; Matt 5:45, 5:48; 6:14; 6:26; 6:32; 7:11; 7:21; 12:50; Matt 15:13; 16:17; 18:11; 18:14; 18:19; 18:35; 23:9; Mark 11:25; Luke 11:13.

Gen 19:24b YHWH in Heaven, who is The Father, in contrast to the YHWH calling down fire and brimstone, who is The Son.

The Father of Glory, ὁ πατὴρ τῆς δόξης Eph 1:17.

Holy Father, Πάτερ ἅγιος John 17:11.

The Father of Lights, ὁ πατὴρ τῶν φώτων Jas 1:17.
The Father of Mercies,
ὁ πατὴρ τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν2 Cor 1:3.

The Living Father, ὁ ζῶν πατήρ John 6:57.
Righteous Father,
άτερ δίκαιος John 17:24.


One Father, εἷς πατήρ Matt 23:9.
The Father Abiding in Jesus,
ὁ πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοὶ μένων John 14:11.
His Own Father,
πατὴρ ἴδιος John 5:18 (of Jesus: He was calling God "His Own Father, thus

making Himself equal to God").

The Devil    

Father of unbelievers [3x] John 8:41; 8:44 (x2).

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