[B-Greek] prin abraam genesthai... John 8:58
edmishoe at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 4 18:51:29 EDT 2009
The Ex 3.14 passage does not refer to God as EGW EIMI. Although the words EGW EIMI appear in this passage, as you can see, it is not a reference to God...
EIPEN hO QEOS PROS MWUSHN EGW EIMI hO WN, KAI EIPEN OUTWS EREIS TOIS hUIOUS ISRAHL hO WN APESTALKE ME...
What this text is saying is "I am, "The One who is." God instructs Moses to tell the Israelites that he was sent by "The One who is," not EGW EIMI. This Exodus passage is not the OT antecedent of EGW EIMI in the NT in the sense you are suggesting.
The EGW EIMI passages that are used to refer to God are rather in Isaiah. See for examples Isa 41.4, 43.25, etc.
Hope this helps.
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