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'Abram' means "exalted father". God tells him that he will be the father of many, and changes his name to 'Abraham' which means "father of a multitude". 'Sarai' means "princess", but since she will be the mother of nations, with kings of peoples coming from her, God changes her name to 'Sarah' which means "noblewoman." From Adam Clarke's commentary: ...


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If you recall, Exodus 6:3 portrays God telling Moses that God had only previously been known as God Almighty (El Shaddai), specifically not as 'the LORD' (Yahweh). However, a cursory glance through Genesis shows that the patriarchs most certainly DID know God by his name, Yahweh (Gen 4:26 and Gen 15:6-8 are just two examples). This discrepancy is merely one ...


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The act of naming was significant in the covenant making process. Adam gave the woman who was created from him, a new name, a tradition that exists today in the form of a wife changing her name when she gets married. There is an implicit covenant between Adam and the animals in the garden, whom he names as well (the covenant there being a microcosm of the ...


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TLDR: I think the confusion here stems from extracting these two verses from their immediate context, as well as the wider context of Ezekiel. Chapter 34 is about the restoration from Exile, and chapter 37 is a messianic prophecy - there is no single "covenant of peace", because peace (shalom) is an aspect of every biblical covenant. חיה: The 'Living ...



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