[b-hebrew] WARNING, Re: The translation of ehyeh

B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com
Wed Aug 3 18:57:15 EDT 2005


FROM THE MODERATORS:

Take care folks.  We are not going to discuss names of God from 
theological points of view, no matter the point of view.  Theological, 
ethic, moral, philosophical debate are not the mission of this list.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Regards,
Bryan Rocine
b-hebrew co-chair

Shoshanna Walker wrote:
> I really find it so hard to believe that you are actually saying that 
> the entire Jewish tradition (I've just read a few quick samples of 
> commentaries for myself) is wrong about this.
> 
> I can give you JEWISH philosophical theology that, yes ehyeh is a 
> personal name of G-d, and that it is "I will be" - the Torah is the 
> Jewish Bible, is it not?
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> Shoshanna
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> The debate over the translation of ehyeh can surely not be settled by 
> recourse to linguistic analysis alone, being as there are more than 
> one possible translations of it. The context of Exodus 3:14 makes 
> clear that ehyeh is to be understood as the self-identification 
> (personal name) of God. There is only one possible translation that 
> makes sense in this context, and that is 'I am', which makes perfect 
> sense. I'd be happy to explain to any who are interested, but the 
> explanation is philosophical theology, not linguistic.
> 
> K J Cronin
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