[b-hebrew] YHWH...Was..Is..Will (shall) be

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed Aug 3 18:41:49 EDT 2005

On 03/08/2005 23:34, Gene Gardner wrote:

>The JPS TeNaKh has an interesting way of dealing with
>Exodus 3:14. In the actual translation, EHYEH ASHER
>EHYEH appears with a footnote (a) that states:
>Meaning of the Heb uncertain; variously translated: “I
>Am That I Am”; “I Am Who I Am”; “I Will Be What I Will
>Be”; etc.
>For the second EHYEH (Ehyeh sent me to you), the
>footnote (b) reads:
>Others “I Am” or “I Will Be”.
Interesting. But this certainly puts paid to Shoshanna's idea that "the 
entire Jewish tradition" holds to the future interpretation.

Peter Kirk
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