[b-hebrew] translation of ehyeh

Awohili at aol.com Awohili at aol.com
Thu Aug 4 07:49:45 EDT 2005

Interestingly, the Jewish Orthodox English translation of this same Bavli  
passage in Artscroll Mesorah's Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud (1997)  reads:
EHYEH ASHER EHYEH, - I Shall Be As I Shall Be.  The Holy One, Blessed  is He, 
said to Moses, "Go and say to Israel, 'I was with them in this  subjugation 
in Egypt, and I shall be with them at the time of their subjugation  at the 
hands of other kingdoms.'  Moses said before God, "Master of the  universe!  It 
is enough for an affliction to be dealt with at the time it  actually 
arrives....Thereupon the Holy One, Blessed is He, said to him...'Go and  tell them, 'I 
Shall BE has sent me to you.'"  (Berachos 9b)
Solomon Landers
In a message dated 08/03/2005 9:39:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
yitzhaksapir at gmail.com writes:

Bearing on  this question is the following passage from the Talmud,
Bavli Berkhot  9b:
VII.4 A. "I am that I am" (Ex. 3:14):
B. Said the Holy One, blessed  be he, to Moses, "Go, say to the
Israelites: 'I was with you
in this  subjugation, and I shall be with you when you are subjugated
to the  [pagan]
C. He said to him, "Lord of the world, sufficient  for the hour is the
trouble [in its own time.
Why mention other troubles  that are coming?]"
D. Said the Holy One, blessed be he, to him, "Go, say to  them, '"I am"
has sent me to
you' (Ex. 3:14)."
(link:  http://www.geocities.com/itzik18/Berachoth-Eng.txt )

This is apparently  from Neusner's translation and Neusner wouldn't count as 
authentic  Jewish traditional source. 


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