Did God Introduce His Name To Moses?

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asked Oct 17, 2014 by anonymous (170 points)

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answered Jan 24, 2015 by Praisethelord (290 points)

"And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them? 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, hath appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt". Exodus 3:13-16

   This Is a controversial subject.While Christendom prefers to say, "IAM THAT IAM" is God's name, or one of God's names? When you read carefully, what God said to Moses? Read the surrounding verses, and one is left with two questions? Is God's name, "I AM THAT I AM" or is it, "JEHOVAH"? Or are they both correct? Ask yourself, how many times does the Bible use the expression, " I AM THAT I AM"? Two times to my knowledge. Now ask yourself, how many times does the Bible use the expression, "JEHOVAH "? To my knowledge? Some 6,800 times.

   Now look at verse 15? Notice what  God said, " Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations." 

So, we are left with, does God have many names?  

You would have to consider other parts of  the Bible to reach your conclusion.

Such as, Isaiah 42:5,8 or psalms 83:18 or Jeremiah 10:10 the real answer is, the bible has to harmonize. Other wise, the author is not really God, that inspired the bible, and that is not an option for Christians, is it?

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