[b-hebrew] YHWH is Aramaic?

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Fri Jun 30 14:26:29 EDT 2006

No, I was talking about verse 14, where He is answering Moshe's 
question, what should I tell them, and where Rashi says He is telling 
Israel that He will be with them.

Verse 12 is just G-d reassuring Moshe, and is not a mention of one of 
G-d's names.

I just read that actually B'nei Yisrael knew G-d's names and were not 
asking that, but Moshe was saying that once they accepted him as 
G-d's emissary, they would want to know which of G-d's attributes He 
would manifest in the course of redeeming them from Egypt.  (Ramban, 
who answers this question as I wrote previously)    So from that 
perspective, G-d didn't fail to answer Moshe's question.


>> He is talking to B'nai Yisrael through Moshe - saying He will be 
>>with them, not with Moshe.  Moshe asked G-d - what should he say to 
>No, not if we are talking about Exodus 3:12. In that verse YHWH says 
>'EHYEH `IMMAK, "I am/will be with you (singular)", cf. KJV "I will 
>be with thee". This singular "you" must refer to Moses alone, not to 
>the Israelites. There is a change to plural "you" only in the last 
>clause of this verse, "you will worship God on this mountain".
>Peter Kirk
>E-mail:  peter at qaya.org
>Blog:    http://speakertruth.blogspot.com/
>Website: http://www.qaya.org/

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