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I Am Who I Am
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
I Am Who I Am
I Am Who I Am (אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה‎, ehyeh asher ehyeh). A name for God. At the burning bush, God gives Moses this name when he asks what to tell the Israelites when they ask who sent him (Exod 3:13).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
I Am
I AMThe name God gave Himself when He commissioned Moses to deliver the Israelites from Egypt (Ex 3:14). God is the one independent, entirely self-subsistent Being in the universe. All that is, depends upon Him (Gen 1:1; cf. Col 1:17; Heb 1:3, 10). He does not need anyone or anything, since in Himself
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
I Am Who I Am
I Am Who I AmExplanation of Yahweh, the covenant name of the God of Israel, given to Moses when he encountered the burning bush (Exod. 3:14; Heb. ʾehyeh ʾăšer ʾehyeh). It is also rendered “I will be what I will be” or perhaps “I create what (ever) I create.”See Yahweh.Robert E. Stone, II
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
I Am Who I Am
I Am Who I Am (Heb. ˒ehyeh ˒ašer ˒ehyeh).† An expression used to explain Yahweh, the covenant name of the God of Israel, given to Moses when he encountered the burning bush (Exod. 3:14). It is also rendered “I will be what I will be” or, perhaps more correctly, “I create what (ever) I create.” See
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
I Am
I AM (˒ehyeh ˒ăsher ˒ehyeh, “I am Who I am”). The name God gave Himself when speaking to Moses from the midst of the burning bush (Ex. 3:14; lit., God is He who is); the absolute I, the self-existent One.bibliography: S. Charnock, Existence and Attributes of God (1977), pp. 78–80.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
I Am
I AM Shortened form of God’s response to Moses’ request for the name of the God of the patriarchs (Exod. 3:13–14). The fuller form of the name may be rendered “I am who I am,” “I will be who I will be,” or even “I cause to be what is.” God’s response is not a “name” that makes God an object of definition
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
I Am
I AmGreek expression: egō eimiPronunciation: eh GOH; ay MEEStrong’s Numbers: 1473, 1510Key VersesJohn 6:35; 8:58; 10:7, 14; 15:1; 18:5Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.” Jesus said, “I am.” Who of the two is greater? Of course, Jesus is the greater because He was making a proclamation
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
I Am (Who I Am)
I am (who I am). The name of God revealed to Moses when he asked for credentials that would convince the children of Israel that God had indeed authorized him to lead them out of Egypt (Exod. 3:13–14). The disclosure of the name was given at the burning bush, which had aroused Moses’ curiosity because
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
I AM
I AM [אֶהְיֶהʾehyeh]. A name for the God of Israel taken from the initial revelation of the Israelite deity to Moses (Exod 3:13–15), deriving from an attempt to translate the Hebrew phrase ʾehyeh ʾasher ʾehyeh (אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה), “I am who I am” or “I will be what I will be.” The deity instructs
Key passages
Ex 3:14–15

And God said to Moses, “I am that I am.” And he said, “So you must say to the Israelites, ‘I am sent me to you.’ ” And God said again to Moses, “So you must say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me …

Jn 8:58

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was, I am!”

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