13 And Mosheh said to Elohim, “See, when I come to the children of Yisra’ĕl and say to them, ‘The Elohim of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His Name?’ what shall I say to them?”
I have always learned that the Father told Moses that His Name to be given to Israel was “I AM” but recently I realized that this is not what the Father said His Name was.
This did not go unnoticed due to translation issues but rather due to a deliberate replacement of the Father’s Name with “LORD” in modern translations. The Father’s Name appears right through the Scriptures when you read the Hebrew text and should also appear in the modern texts of other languages. Let us look what really happened at Mt Sinai.
14 And Elohim said to Mosheh, “I am that which I am.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ”
Take note that the above statement does NOT say what His Name is. The Father only told Moses what he must say to Israel. Often we need to read the previous or next vers in order to get the context of something.
15 And Elohim said further to Mosheh, “Thus you are to say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘יהוה Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Aḇraham, the Elohim of Yitsḥaq, and the Elohim of Ya‛aqoḇ, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My remembrance to all generations.’
Yahweh the Elohim of your Fathers. Yahweh is the Name that the Father gave Moses to give Israel. It is Yahweh which is the Name of the Father FOREVER. Not I am. However this was missed because of translations which replaced the Name with the word “LORD” and because “LORD” is a rank and not a name it was assumed that “I AM” was the Name. However this is not the case.
Let us look at the KJV for an example;
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
“The Lord God” of your fathers. Gone is the Name of the Father. Let us look at the Hebrew to see whether we can see the Name of the Father in there.
Strong’s reference number H3068 is for the Hebrew יהוה .
When I discovered this it felt like I discovered a pot of gold!!! HalleluYah!
Let us look again at what the Father told Moses to say His Name is.
Thus you are to say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘יהוה Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Aḇraham, the Elohim of Yitsḥaq, and the Elohim of Ya‛aqoḇ, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My remembrance to all generations.’
I pray that this study is a blessing to everyone!
Until next time.