Its context is the encounter of the burning bush Exodus : Moses asks what he is to say to the Israelites when they ask what God ['Elohiym] has sent him to them, and YHWH replies, "I am who I am", adding, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'I am has sent me to you. The passage raises a number of issues beyond its linguistic and theological meaning.
It is, for example, somewhat remarkable that despite this exchange the Israelites never ask Moses for the name of God ['Elohiym]. Moses says: May I say who sent me? He asks for God's ['Elohiym's] name. The Israelites will want to know who has sent me, and God ['Elohiym] replies with a sentence, "Ehyeh asher ehyeh. This God ['Elohiym] is one who brings things into being, whether it's a cosmos from chaos, or now a new nation from a band of runaway slaves. But it could well be that this is simply God's ['Elohiym's] way of not answering Moses' question.
We've seen how the Bible feels about revealing names, and the divine being who struggled and wrestled with Jacob sure didn't want to give him his name. So I've often wondered if we're to read this differently: Who am I? I am who I am, and never you mind.
Moses in his ecstasy and bliss wanted to share this state with the people of Israel and so it was a need to give a name Wake Up - Freedom Writers - Now this experience, to this state, hence he gave a name to "That" and "Ehyeh" became "Yahweh".
The seed of duality, The Beast - Burning Hearts - Extinctions Creator being different from the Creation was sown, the Creator received a name "Yahweh", so a form, dimensions and time of Creation were naturally subsequent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from I am that I am. Names of I Am What I Am - Sweet Trax - I Am What I Am / Tribe Me. Namespaces Article Talk.
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