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How should the Hebrew ‘ehyeh asher ehyeh’ in Exodus 3:14 be translated in English and what does it mean?

God instructed Moses to say “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14 New International Version). The phrase translated “I am who I am” in ...
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Is the Holy Spirit called YHWH and worshiped in Psalm 95 and Hebrews 3:7?

Hebrews 3:7-11 begins, "Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says" (NKJV, emphasis mine) and then quotes from Psalm 95:7-11. However, the one speaking in Psalm 95:7-11 "is our God" (v. 7, ...
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How is "El-Shaddai" translated in the Septuagint?

The title "El-Shaddai" has been traditionally translated in English as "God Almighty", but this is increasingly disputed. However a way of understanding what the word meant ...
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Does the word "God" actually mean : Luck ? (Referencing the fortunate Ivri term גד from Genesis 30:11)

Instead of transliterating the Ivri term : אֱלֹהִ֑ים , English bibles prefer to use the term : גד "God" - in reference to the Creator "Elohim". In Genesis 30:11, the term גד "...
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If the covenant of Christ only permits men to call God "Father" (Galatians 4:5, Ephesians 1:5) - How can Isaiah call YHVH "Father" under Mosaic Law? [closed]

If the covenant of Christ only permits men to call God "Father" (Galatians 4:5, Ephesians 1:5) - How can the prophet Isaiah call YHVH "Father" under Mosaic Law? [Yeshayahu ...
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Based on Zephaniah 3:9 & John 14:14, what Name should All peoples be calling & serving : "Yehovah" or "Iésous"?

If Zephaniah 3:9 is about Converts calling God's Name in pure speech (with Honesty) & serving God in His Name - What is [the] שֵׁם Shem of God declared by His prophet צְפַנְיָה֙ Tsefaniah? [...
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Why is YHWH, the name of the God, replaced by a title, "the LORD", why is the article "the" used? The 1st of thousands of references, Gen 2:4

I've looked through much of the "similar questions" section, but my search goes deeper, I believe, it goes to the idea of one's name and what it represents. And then to see that most ...
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What is the name God gave Jesus? John 17:11

Holy Father, protect them by Your name, the name You gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. BLB Is it actually, literally a name or just an authority to use to accomplish God's work? EDIT: ...
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How should Christians approach or view the ethnics and morality of the Old Testament? [closed]

The Old Testament is undoubtedly fundamentally different to the new especially when it comes to the nature of God, in the Old Testament God orders the murder of men, of women and of children but in ...
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Is the order of Identities in Isaiah 9:6 significant?

Isaiah 9:6: For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called (1)Wonderful Counselor, (2)Mighty God, (3)Eternal ...
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Are two words for “God” used in Gen1:26 & 27

As a bonus, point me to where I can easily look and answer such questions myself. I did look some for an answer. Ive heard Yahweh and Elohim are both used in OT. Is this the case in Gen 1:26 and 27, ...
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What is the rationale for adding 'like' or 'as' to 'God-god' in Exodus 7:1?

A typical translation of Exodus 7:1 is along the lines of "The LORD answered Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet." (Berean Study ...
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One Lord or two Lords? Deuteronomy 6:4-5 vs Psalms 110:1

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (ESV): 4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Psalms 110:1 (...
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Matthew 27:46 Why does Jesus not address God as Father?

Matthew 27:46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" (which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"). Jesus always ...
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What's the name of the father that Jesus came in?

Matthew 21 (KJV) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ⁹ And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the ...
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What is the difference between "God" (capital G, singular) and "gods" (lower case, plural) in the context of John 10:33-36?

John 10:33-36 (YLT): 33 The Jews answered him, saying, `For a good work we do not stone thee, but for evil speaking, and because thou, being a man, dost make thyself God.' 34 Jesus answered them, `Is ...
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Why is God referred to as "Lord" and Jesus as His "holy servant" in Acts 4:23-31, in contrast to what Paul teaches in 1 Corinthians 8:6?

Acts 4:23-31 (NASB): 23 When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported everything that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard this, ...
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Is the expression "I am the First and the Last" always about generations?

Motivated by an intriguing discussion I had in the comment section of an answer to a related question, I would like to know the meaning of the expression "I am the First and the Last" as ...
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Whose names are those listed in Isaiah 9:6?

The general translation of וַיִּקְרָ֨א שְׁמֹ֜ו פֶּ֠לֶא is his name will be called wonderful etc, but the form of the verb is simple pal not nifal... Who is the subject and who is the recipient of this ...
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What was the name given in Acts 4:12? Was it the Tetragrammaton or the name ''Jesus''?

"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12 (NASB) Was it referring to the name of ...
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Why is Jesus called the "Father of eternity" at Isaiah 9:6 in the YLT?

Isaiah 9:6 YLT: For a Child hath been born to us, A Son hath been given to us, And the princely power is on his shoulder, And He doth call his name Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of ...
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Exodus 33:19, How the LORD will proclaim the name of the LORD?

Exodus 33:19, (DRB): He answered: I will shew thee all good, and I will proclaim in the name of the Lord before thee: and I will have mercy on whom I will, and I will be merciful to whom it shall ...
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Heb. 1:5: Was this "day" a day in eternity-past that the Father and Son relationship began?

Heb 1:5: KJV For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? Was that "day" in ...
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Did the Word of God pre-exist as the Son of God before He was begotten of Mary? [closed]

In Daniel 3:25, KJV, after seeing the four men in the fiery furnace, Nebuchadnezzar stopped short of saying that the fourth man was the Son, but rather was “like the Son of God.” He answered and ...
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Are the term 'one God' and 'one Lord' in 1 Corinthians 8:6 equally divine designations?

ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Α΄ 8:6 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants] ἀλλ' ἡμῖν εἷς θεὸς ὁ πατήρ, ἐξ οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς αὐτόν, καὶ εἷς κύριος Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, δι' οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ...
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Why is the name for God אֱלּוֹהִים (Elohim) plural? [closed]

If Old Testament Judaism was a monotheistic religion, and Yahweh wanted to distinguish the Hebrews from their neighboring countries' polytheistic religions, why is His name אֱלוֹהִים (Elohim) plural? ...
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God's names and meanings

Proverbs 18:10 says "The name of Yahweh is a strong tower; the righteous run to him and are safe" What are other names of God and in what context are they used?
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What is the meaning of the phrase 'only true God' in John 17:3?

In John 17:3, Jesus addressed the Father as 'the only true God'' which semantically means that no one else is true God except the Father. However, Jesus is also addressed as ''God'' in the same gospel ...
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In Philippians 2:9-11 does YHVH surrender his name to the Messiah?

As far back as Exodus, God told the Jews not to give YHVH's angel/agent a hard time because "my name is in/upon him": [Exo 23:21 KJV] (21) Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not;...
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Differences between Isaiah 45:24 (בַּיהוָ֛ה Yah·weh) vs Romans 14:11 (κύριος kurios)?

Isaiah 45:24 and Romans 14:11 appear to use the same following phrase: As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before Me; every tongue will confess to God. Since Isaiah 45:24 is in ...
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Are nomina sacra thought to have been used in the autographs?

Nomina sacra are abbreviations used for the sacred names of God, Jesus, the Spirit, etc. (though also common unsacred words such as ανθρωπος) in many Greek manuscripts. Do any approaches to textual ...
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In John 17:6 and John 17:27 what name of the Father did Jesus want to "make manifest" and "declare" to his disciples?

The question is based of Jesus’ prayer recorded at John Ch. 17 in which he made the following statements in verses 6 and 27: KJV John 17: 6 “I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest ...
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Is " Ὁ ὢν" used as a title for Yahweh in LXX Jeremiah?

While looking into a question about the Greek phrase "ο ων" ("the one being") as a title for Yahweh in Koine Greek literature, I ran across this appellation in LXX Jeremiah. It occurs three times in ...
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Tetragrammaton originally יהיה (yihayah) (3PersMascSing 'exist, be') and subsequently the nominal form (יהוה) (the Being)?

The Question Essentially Is it possible that God's name is a nominal version of the third person masculine singular verb to exist or to be: יהיה. Can יהיה be validly understood as "he [that] ...
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In Exodus 15:3 why does the author declare God's name?

Young's Literal Translation Exodus 15:3 Jehovah is a man of battle; Jehovah is His name. What I'm wondering is whether the mention of his name is implying anything or is it random? In other words, ...
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Which words are used for God in the oldest manuscripts of the New Testament? [closed]

Basically my question is the NT counterpart of this question: The name of God in ancient manuscripts My question: Which words are used for God in the oldest manuscripts of the New Testament?
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Did Pharaoh Not Know that the God of the Israelites was the Same as the God of the Hebrews? Were the Terms Not Coterminous at the Time?

In Exodus 3:18 Moses is commanded to gather the Israelite elders, go to Phara0h and say "יְהוָ֞ה אֱלֹהֵ֤י הָֽעִבְרִיִּים֙ נִקְרָ֣ה עָלֵ֔ינוּ וְעַתָּ֗ה נֵֽלֲכָה־נָּ֞א דֶּ֣רֶךְ שְׁלֹ֤שֶׁת יָמִים֙ ...
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What is the significance of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel?

Two patriarchs have their named changed. Abram becomes Abraham and Jacob becomes Israel: Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations ...
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In Matthew 6:9, what name is Jesus referring to?

Jesus taught: Mat 6:9 Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Matthew/Jesus appears to allude to the Torah which provides the name as "YHVH" (perhaps "Yehovah"): ...
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The God of Bethel?

Genesis 31:13 seems to create difficulties in translation. Most English Bibles translate the Masoretic text as saying "God of Bethel", as shown here: Genesis 31:13 (KJV): I am the God of Bethel, ...
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Can you help illuminate part of this Psalm(103)? [duplicate]

Psalm 103 King James Version (KJV) 103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. My question: Does the singer command his soul to "Bless the LORD" , or is he saying ...
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When and why does the Names of God translation use the word "God"?

I was just introduced me to the Names of God translation. It seems to leave any reference to God untranslated, presumably to help the reader better understand the complexities of God's being. I ...
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Is God and an "Angel of the Lord" Interchangeable? [duplicate]

In various cases in the Bible, it seems that when the text states a person was visited by an "angel of the LORD", it actually means God. For example, in Exodus 3: 2 There the angel of the Lord ...
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Does the definite article 'the', occur in front of the name of God in the Hebrew language?

Or is the an interpolation from the English translators of the bible? I'm no Hebrew expert but I'm curious to know how the name was written and read in Hebrew. Was it the YAHWEH or just YAHWEH? ...
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What are these names - ' name of my God' and 'my new name' Jesus mentions in Rev:3:12?

Revelation 3:12 (KJV): "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my ...
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Why isn't the Tetragrammaton used in Exodus 3:14?

I do not know Hebrew, but I've always been under the impression that the Tetragrammaton is a literal "I AM". Strongs: 1961 אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה http://biblehub.com/hebrew/1961.htm vs Strongs 3068 יְהֹוָה http://...
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Does Hosea 1:9 contain a reference to the divine name I AM?

Hosea 1:9 וַיֹּ֕אמֶר קְרָ֥א שְׁמ֖וֹ לֹ֣א עַמִּ֑י כִּ֤י אַתֶּם֙ לֹ֣א עַמִּ֔י וְאָנֹכִ֖י לֹֽא־אֶהְיֶ֥ה לָכֶֽם׃ And the LORD said, “Call his name Not My People, for you are not my people, and I am ...
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Does the affirmation "Lord is God" in Deut. 4:35 refer to God in the plural or singular sense? [duplicate]

The OT often states; Lord (Jehovah) God (Elohim) in sequence. Deut. 4:35; LORD (Jehovah) he is God (Elohim). Deut. 4:39; that the LORD (Jehovah) he is God (Elohim). 2 Sam. 7:22; LORD (Jehovah) God (...
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What sort of city was Nineveh?

Jonah 3:3 (BHS, ESV): וְנִֽינְוֵ֗ה הָיְתָ֤ה עִיר־גְּדוֹלָה֙ לֵֽאלֹהִ֔ים wənînəwēh hāyətâ 'îr gədôlâ l'ēlōhîm Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city* ESV footnote: *Hebrew: A great city ...
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Why is "Elyon" Translated as "The" Most High?

I checked some bible translation here: http://www.biblestudytools.com/deuteronomy/32-8-compare.html Almost every translation translates Elyon as the Most High. The Hebrew Names Version1 translation ...