[b-hebrew] YHWH is Aramaic?
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
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".
>E-mail: peter at qaya.org
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