[b-hebrew] ANSWER TO JAMES READ Jewish tradition/meaning of yhwh

Vadim Cherny VadimCherny at mail.ru
Thu Aug 11 02:22:37 EDT 2005

Shoshanna, an appeal to authorities is improper scholarly argument.
As a bare minimum, Moses never told the name to Israelites or Aaron, and
never addresses God with it, so apparently he didn't receive it. Also, of
course, ehye asher ehye is meaningless as a name. Also, it rises paal-hiphil
issue when compared with YHWH. HWH vs. HIH root. Also, as I said, in Ex3:15
antecedent a dozen word apart is extremely unlikely; I don't recall any
example of so remote antecedent in Tanakh. Apellation "God of Abraham, etc"
is widely attested in relation to God. Moses was speifically told that God
is the God of Moses' ancestors. Thus, Moses was given a reply that ancestral
God speaks to him, not the name.

Vadim Cherny

> Interesting that you should know better than Ramban, Rashi, etc.
> What makes you think/what qualifies you to know better?
> On what basis do you contradict the Torah, to say that "Ehyeh Asher
> Ehyeh" is a "no-reply"?
> Shoshanna
> > Exodus 3: 15  "This is my Name forever"
> The author of Torah, unlike Faulkner, did not customarily refer to
> antecedents few dozen words apart. It does not seem likely to me that shmi
> refers to yhwh. I think, shmi rather relates to "God of Abraham, etc." And
> such designation is meaningful - ancestral God.
> Besides, Moses never told Hebrews the name he asked for. Thus, evidently,
> got no reply, and ehye asher ehye is idiomatic refusal to state the name.
> Vadim Cherny

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