A long time ago, I was reading in Exodus and came to 3:15, which speaks of the Lord's Name and also His memorial, and the thought occurred to me - Most people (including myself up to this point) probably probably see the Lord being God to the successive list of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as a memorial of His faithfulness to His people over time. I know that in many cultures, including the Hebrew culture, a person's name stands for their essence and character. But a memorial seems to be more focused on something a person has done. As I meditated on this verse, Psalm 2 came to mind and I saw a possible connection between the meaning of the names Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to something that the Lord will do which will serve as His memorial. The Lord will become the "Father of Many Nations" (the nations who rage and plot vain things Ps2:1) when He "Laughs" (Ps. 2:4) and "Supplants" the king that the rebellious nations have tried to set up in opposition to Him. (Yet I have set MY King on My holy hill of Zion Ps. 2:6) Any thoughts on this as a possibility?

  • Nice. I think you're onto something worth meditating over some more :) – Davide Vitali Sep 20 '19 at 8:18
  • I am not sure what you are asking. Ps 2 is clearly a messianic Psalm. "Father of many nations" does not occur here but in Rom 4:17, 18 quoting Gen 17:5. – Dottard Jun 29 '20 at 8:59

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