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I Am Who I Am

Author's Bias: Interpretation: conservative

I Am Who I Am

Of all the Hebrew names of God, none are more significant than YHWH (pronounced Yahveh).

God’s name itself places an emphasis on truth as a correspondence to reality.

Then Moses said to God ('elōhîm), "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God ('elōhîm) of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?" God ('elōhîm) said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" God ('elōhîm), furthermore, said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'The Lord (Yĕhovah), the God ('elōhîm) of your fathers, the God ('elōhîm) of Abraham, the God ('elōhîm) of Isaac, and the God ('elōhîm) of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations." (Ex 3:13-15)

The Hebrew grammatical structure of God's personal name "I AM WHO I AM" is understood as "I AM HE WHO EXISTS."

Of all the gods in human history, none place this emphasis on actually existing nor make the connection that truth corresponds to reality.


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