This hypothesis is not intrinsically improbable, and in Aramaic, a language closely related to Hebrew, "to be" actually is hawa--but it should be noted that in adopting it we admit that, using the name Hebrew in the historical sense, Yahweh is not a Hebrew name. -Ency Brit 11Ed Vol 15 p 321
The causative theme of hayah is found in no Semitic language, except the late Syriac, but is replaced by that of some other root. Those, therefore who still regard it as causative refer it to hawah, found once in Hebrew in the form hawa "fell"; they interpret this as "he who causes to fall" (Robertson Smith; cf. Arab. "haway". -Ency Brit 1958 Ed Vol 12, p 996
The oldest exegetes, such as Onkelos, and the Targumim of Jerusalem regard "Ehyeh" and "Ehyeh asher Ehyeh" as the name of the Divinity.
-Jewish Ency, Funk & Wagnalls, 1925 Ed p 119
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.
sent you...the name of divinity.
|John 8:58||Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. |
|John 6:20||But he saith unto them, be not afraid, for I am. |
Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star
Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Rev 1:18 I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am
he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I
will give unto every one of you according to your works. John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am
the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:20
At that day ye shall know that I
] in my Father, and ye in me, and I
in you. John 15:1 I am
the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. John 18:5
They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am
. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. John 18:6
As soon then as he had said unto them, I am
, they went backward, and fell to the ground. John 18:8
Jesus answered, I
have told you that I am
: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: Act 9:5
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am
Jesus whom thou persecutest: [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks. Jhn 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am
the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Jhn 8:18 I am
one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am
from above: ye are of this world; I am
not of this world.
Jhn 8:24 I
said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am
, ye shall die in your sins. The I AM who spoke to Moses and the Prophets. Jesus the Almighty who reigneth forever and ever. I AM He. Christ Jesus. By no other name are we sinners saved but by Jesus Christ, the King of kings.