Yahweh In The Pentateuch: Two Name Of God

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used, by any of the children of Jacob, at least in terms of what is in the biblical record. The writer of the Pentateuch carefully avoided any mention of the name Yahweh until this Theophany insinuates the Israelites’ spiritual situation. Moses’ knowledge of one true God is also vague. The conclusion can be reached from his five objections to God until God get angry and from Moses does not circumcise his son . God appointed circumcision as the sign of the covenant in Abraham’s day (Genesis 17:13), however Moses does not obey it. Moses spent forty years in Egypt palace and forty years in the wilderness. He has been isolated from his people and the God for long years. In this verse Moses asks God how he responds to the Israelites’ …show more content…
The two name is interchangeable with each other. The Name “I AM” in verse 14 “I AM has sent me to you” can be changed by “Yahweh” in verse 15 “Yahweh . . . has sent me to you”, and vice versa. Furthermore, God state clearly Yahweh is a proper name for generations and used most often in the Bible, whereas the name “I AM” only use as God’s name in this passage. It is safe to say that God tries to reveal the meaning of the name Yahweh in this Theophany and the name “I AM” is an explanation of Yahweh. God reveals his nature and character in these two names. God is independent and his existence and character are determined by himself alone and are not dependent upon any others. He is the origin and foundation of the world and very different from the creature. God’s proclamation “I AM WHO I AM” to Moses and the Israelites is not an empty statement. Which indicates that God’s being has always been, always is and will always be what it is, Just as Revelation 4:8 says, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” The word “ehyeh”( I AM) is a timeless verb connotes that God is timeless and eternal. God is the eternal “ehyeh” (I AM), the one who eternally exists. Furthermore, the name “ehyeh” implies God’s unchangeableness. God is always is and he doesn’t change. God does not change his plan for the Israelites and he does not forget the covenant with the Israelites. He is faithful and gracious still pursuing Israelite’s love for Him. He is who He is and He is

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