“I AM" - Ahayah - the Name of the Most High God
I AM - THE ALPHA AND OMEGA
Editor's Note: The Tav Aleph (Alpha Omega) is most evident (highlighted below) in Exodus 3:14 when Elohim gives His name - I AM - to Mosheh not once but twice:
Strong's # Transliteration Hebrew English
|1961 [e]||’eh-yeh;||אֶֽהְיֶ֑ה||I AM|
Click on blue number, 'e' initial and name above to arrive at their Strong's Concordance definition.
Exodus 3:14 Scripture source: http://biblehub.com/text/exodus/3-14.htm
By understanding the meaning of the Tav Aleph, it will become very clear the true name of the Father and the Son who spoke these very words describing Himself and once you see what His name actually is, you will see why it inflamed the Pharisees believing Him to be speaking blasphemy for not recognizing who He truly was and rejecting Him despite His fulfillment of many, many prophecies (see Prophetic Testimony here).
FURTHER PROOF - I AM THAT I AM - ALEPH TAV - IS AHAYAH ASHER AHAYAH
"AHAYAH - I AM"
God (Elohim) - the Father (Abba), Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh), and the Word (Immanuel) - the Alpha & Omega (I AM that I AM) spoke to Moshe on Mt. Horeb thru "the Word" to give him the 10 Commandments. The Torah is the Word of God (Elohim)... this is the Will of Elohim that the Word made Flesh - Immanuel - gave to His Apostles to give to the children of Israel - those who would persevere to keep His commandments (the Law/Torah) and become Saints in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Ahayah Asher Ahayah (I AM that I AM) - Ahayah (I AM) is stated in the first person to Mosheh ("Moses") on Mt. Horeb which is also often transliterated as Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh. I had never heard the Father's true name said while I was a Catholic or Adventist and most likely you have not either. Reason: the true name of the Word Elohim has been suppressed to the masses and instead have been deceived by venerating and praying the name of a false and pagan Canaanite god.
I Am that I Am (אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה, ʾehyeh ʾašer ʾehyeh [ʔehˈje ʔaˈʃer ʔehˈje]) is a common English translation (JPS among others) of the response God used in the Hebrew Bible when Moses asked for his name (Exodus 3:14). It is one of the most famous verses in the Torah. Hayah means "existed" or "was" in Hebrew; "ehyeh" is the first person singular imperfect form and is usually translated in English Bibles as "I will be" (or "I shall be"), for example, at Exodus 3:14. Ehyeh asher ehyehliterally translates as "I Will Be What I Will Be", with attendant theological and mystical implications in Jewish tradition. However, in most English Bibles, this phrase is rendered as I am that I am.Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh (often contracted in English as "I AM") is one of the Seven Names of God accorded special care by medieval Jewish tradition. The phrase is also found in other world religious literature, used to describe the Supreme Being, generally referring back to its use in Exodus. The word Ehyeh is considered by many rabbinical scholars to be a first-person derivation of the Tetragrammaton,
I encourage you to see for yourself the following links for definitive proof as it appears in Exodus 3:12-14 Interlinear translating to Hebrew (keep in mind English is read left to Right and Hebrew Right to left: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/exodus/3-12.htm and http://biblehub.com/interlinear/exodus/3-14.htm and http://biblehub.com/text/exodus/3-14.htm .
Incidentally, Biblehub.com (aka Biblos.com) is a fantastic tool for scripture and subject research. Look above the English name "I AM WHO I AM" - you will see the Hebraic transliterated name with Strong Concordance # above it: ’eh·yeh; ’ă·šer’eh·yeh; .
Most of the Old Testament scriptures were written in Paleo-Hebrew, or a closely related derivative. Generally considered to be an offshoot of ancient Phoenecian script, Paleo-Hebrew represents the pen of David, the script of Moses, and perhaps even the Finger of God on the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.
Modern Hebrew, on the other hand, is not quite so ancient. Israelites acquired this new alphabet from Assyria (Persia), somewhere around the 6th-7th century B.C. This was the same general time period as Israel’s exile to Babylon . . . many centuries after most of the Old Testament was written.
Initially, the Old Testament Scriptures were exclusively written in Paleo-Hebrew. Then, after borrowing the new alphabet from the Assyrians, the Jews began transliterating large portions of Scripture into the newer version.
Paleo-Hebrew (Before 585 B.C.)
3:14 VY'aMUr 'aLHYM 'aL-MShH 'aHYH 'aShUr 'aHYH VY'aMUr KH Th'aMUr LBNY YShUr'aL 'aHYHShLChNY 'aLYKM.
3:14 dixit Deus ad Mosen ego sum qui sum ait sic dices filiis Israhel qui est misit me ad vos
King James Version
3:14 And God (Elohim) 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.
I AM is the Father's name in the 1st person - "YHWH" is His position/title in the 3rd person
God (Elohim) thru the Word clearly tells Mosheh His 1st name - AHAYAH ASHER AHAYAH (I AM that I AM - the Alpha & Omega) not once but twice (AHAYAH - I AM - the 2nd time) in Exodus 3:13-15. "YHWH" is clearly 3rd person (See The YHWH Deception here). Put in very simple terms, substitute names & titles for what is written in scripture to more clearly understand what is being said:
13 Then Moses (Robert) said to God (ELOHIM) (the President/CEO), "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel (the new administration), and I will say to them, 'The God (President/CEO) of your fathers (the previous Administration) has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?"14 God (ELOHIM) (the President/CEO) said to Moses (Robert), "I AM WHO I AM" - the ALPHA & OMEGA (John John) and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel (the new Administration), 'I AM - the ALPHA & OMEGA (John) has sent me to you.'"15 God (ELOHIM) (the President/CEO), furthermore, said to Moses (Robert), "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel (the new Administration), 'The LORD (the President), the God (ELOHIM) (the CEO) of your fathers (the previous Administration), the God (ELOHIM) (the CEO) of Abraham, the God (ELOHIM) (the CEO) of Isaac, and the God (ELOHIM) (the CEO) of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.
So "John John" ("John") is his name forever - it's not "President" or "CEO" ("YHWH" 3rd person). President or CEO is only the position/title the old administration knew him by never having known his 1st name (AHAYAH ASHER AHAYAH - ALPHA & OMEGA 1st person).
The "I AM" Connection
Scriptures From the Messiah Further Confirming His "God With Us" Name AND He, along with His Father, are the Alpha and Omega (Tav Aleph):
And he said to them, “You are from below and I am from above. You are from this world; I am not from this world.”
Immanuel said to them: “Timeless truth I speak to you: Before Abraham would exist, I AM THE LIVING GOD.”
The Messiah is literally saying "I AM (I am the Tav Aleph - the Beginning & End) the Living EL" (God Most High)
b. The I AM of the Old Testament - I AM of the New Testament Connection
Now that we know for an absolute fact that I AM (Ahayah) is the True Name of the Father and know that the Father's name is in the Son's, we are provided further confirmation of this connection:
“Now I am telling you before it happens, that when it has occurred, you shall believe that I AM THE LIVING GOD.”
And he said to them, “You are from below and I AM from above. You are from this world; I AM not from this world.”
Immanuel said to them: “Timeless truth I speak to you: Before Abraham would exist, I AM THE LIVING GOD.”
The Messiah is stating quite emphatically and clearly HE is the Living God - i.e., He is Elohim. By its very meaning, He is saying HE is God with us... and that, translated to Hebrew/Greek, is ImmanuEL. More on this below.
4. The Son of God - The WORD - is "I AM that I AM" that SPOKE to Moshe
It is Elohim (God plural) that speaks to Moshe:
Exodus 3:13 Lexicon
|Then Moses||מֹשֶׁ֜ה||mo·sheh||4872||a great Isr. leader, prophet and lawgiver||from mashah|
|said||וַיֹּ֨אמֶר||vai·yo·mer||559||to utter, say||a prim. root|
|to God,||הָֽאֱלֹהִ֗ים||ha·'e·lo·him||430||God, god||pl. of eloah|
|"Behold,||הִנֵּ֨ה||hin·neh||2009||lo! behold!||prol. of hen|
|I am going||בָא֮||va||935||to come in, come, go in, go||a prim. root|
|to the sons||בְּנֵ֣י||be·nei||1121||son||a prim. root|
|of Israel,||יִשְׂרָאֵל֒||yis·ra·'el||3478||"God strives," another name of Jacob and his desc.||from sarah and el|
|and I will say||וְאָמַרְתִּ֣י||ve·'a·mar·ti||559||to utter, say||a prim. root|
|to them, 'The God||אֱלֹהֵ֥י||e·lo·hei||430||God, god||pl. of eloah|
|of your fathers||אֲבֹותֵיכֶ֖ם||a·vo·v·tei·chem||1||father||from an unused word|
|has sent||שְׁלָחַ֣נִי||she·la·cha·ni||7971||to send||a prim. root|
|me to you.' Now they may say||וְאָֽמְרוּ־||ve·'a·me·ru-||559||to utter, say||a prim. root|
|to me, 'What||מַה־||mah-||4100||what? how? anything||a prim. interrogative and indefinite particle|
|is His name?'||שְּׁמֹ֔ו||she·mov,||8034||a name||of uncertain derivation|
|What||מָ֥ה||mah||4100||what? how? anything||a prim. interrogative and indefinite particle|
|shall I say||אֹמַ֖ר||o·mar||559||to utter, say||a prim. root|
|to them?"|| |
|God||אֱלֹהִים֙||e·lo·him||430||God, god||pl. of eloah|
|said||וַיֹּ֤אמֶר||vai·yo·mer||559||to utter, say||a prim. root|
|to Moses,||מֹשֶׁ֔ה||mo·sheh,||4872||a great Isr. leader, prophet and lawgiver||from mashah|
|"I AM||אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה||eh·yeh||1961||to fall out, come to pass, become, be||a prim. root|
|WHO||אֲשֶׁ֣ר||a·sher||834||who, which, that||a prim. pronoun|
|I AM";||אֶֽהְיֶ֑ה||eh·yeh;||1961||to fall out, come to pass, become, be||a prim. root|
|and He said,||וַיֹּ֗אמֶר||vai·yo·mer||559||to utter, say||a prim. root|
|"Thus||כֹּ֤ה||koh||3541||thus, here||a prim. adverb|
|you shall say||תֹאמַר֙||to·mar||559||to utter, say||a prim. root|
|to the sons||לִבְנֵ֣י||liv·nei||1121||son||a prim. root|
|of Israel,||יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל||yis·ra·'el,||3478||"God strives," another name of Jacob and his desc.||from sarah and el|
|I AM||אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה||eh·yeh||1961||to fall out, come to pass, become, be||a prim. root|
|has sent||שְׁלָחַ֥נִי||she·la·cha·ni||7971||to send||a prim. root|
|me to you.'"|
The Lexicon of Exodus 3:13-14 above which is written in Modern Hebrew and not the original Paleo, the word "Elohim" appears repeatedly while Moshe has the discussion... Elohim is the plural of Eloah. Now keep in mind Moshe does not see a bodily form - rather he hears Elohim. Elohim is the Father, Holy Spirit and the Word collectively.
"The Word" speaks for Elohim - in other words, the Father and the Holy Spirit - and it is He, the Word - that is speaking to Moshe and not "the Father" which is "Abba" - the proof is in the absence of His name.
When Elohim, thru the Word, says "He" is the "I AM" - He is saying that He - Elohim the Father, Holy Spirit and the Word collectively are the "I AM", the beginning and the end, the Alpha and Omega.
Confirmation: the Son of God is the I AM - the Alpha & Omega
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, (the ALPHA & OMEGA) who was dead, and has come to life, says this..." Rev 2:8
This proves beyond any doubt that the Messiah - the WORD - is one and the same I AM that spoke to Moshe and gave him God's - ELOHIM'S - commandments - which are "His" (Immanuel's) commandments:
If ye keep my (Immanuel the Word made flesh) commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept
my Father's (God Elohim who gave to Moshe) commandments, and abide in his love. John 5:10
Ancient Paleo Hebrew Pronunciation Modern Hebrew Pronunciation
f. Songs Praising Ahayah Asher Ahayah
A Song in Ancient Hebrew to Ahayah Asher Ahayah Modern Song to Ahayah Asher Ahayah
Link to "Ahayah Music" : https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ahayah+music
b. Grammatical Construct
I Am that I Am (אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה, ʾehyeh ʾašer ʾehyeh [ʔehˈje ʔaˈʃer ʔehˈje]) is a common English translation (JPS among others) of the response God used in the Hebrew Bible when Moses asked for his name (Exodus 3:14). It is one of the most famous verses in the Torah. Hayah means "existed" or "was" in Hebrew; "ehyeh" is the first person singular imperfect form and is usually translated in English Bibles as "I will be" (or "I shall be"), for example, at Exodus 3:14. Ehyeh asher ehyeh literally translates as "I Will Be What I Will Be", with attendant theological and mystical implications in Jewish tradition. However, in most English Bibles, this phrase is rendered as I am that I am.Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh (often contracted in English as "I AM") is one of the Seven Names of God accorded special care by medieval Jewish tradition. The phrase is also found in other world religious literature, used to describe the Supreme Being, generally referring back to its use in Exodus.
Ahayah is the first-person singular imperfect form of hayah, "to be". Ahayah is usually translated "I will be", since the imperfect tense in Hebrew denotes actions that are not yet completed (e.g. Exodus 3:12, "Certainly I will be [Ahayah] with thee."). Asher is an ambiguous pronoun which can mean, depending on context, "that", "who", "which", or "where".
c. Contextual Meaning
Those that argue in defense of the name YHWH because they take only Scripture Exodus 3:15 fail to comprehend the following passage which needs to be read IN CONTEXT of His conversation with Mosheh beginning from Exodus 3:15:
13Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'WHAT IS HIS NAME?' What shall I say to them?" 14 GOD SAID TO MOSES, "I AM WHO I AM" (AHAYAH ASHER AHAYAH); and He said, "THUS YOU SHALL SAY TO THE SONS OF ISRAEL, 'I AM (AHAYAH) HAS SENT ME TO YOU." 15God, furthermore, said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'The LORD God (title - 3rd person) of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob (whom did not know His name), has sent me to you.' THIS IS MY NAME FOREVER, AND THIS IS MYMEMORIAL-NAME TO ALL GENERATIONS. Exodus 3:13-15
Once you read the entire passage, it is obvious that the Father is saying in the last line that He is referring back to the NAME He had previously provided in answering Mosheh as to His name which in fact reiterates by saying a portion of the SAME NAME - I AM (Ahayah).
The very following sentence where the 3rd person title is being given, "Lord" (YHWH), He is identifying that He is the one same God (Elohim) of his (Mosheh's) fathers that previously DID NOT KNOW HIM BY NAME who is sending him which is the 3rd person "title" which is why YHWH appears 6,828 times in the bible - it is referring to Him in the 3rd person since the Father is no longer being quoted directly but rather via the prophets.
I encourage you to see for yourself the following sites for definitive proof as it appears in Exodus 3:12-14 Interlinear translating to Hebrew (keep in mind English is read left to Right and Hebrew Right to left: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/exodus/3-12.htm - http://biblehub.com/interlinear/exodus/3-14.htm. Incidentally,Biblehub.com (aka Biblos.com) is a fantastic tool for scripture and subject research. Look above the English name "I AM WHO I AM" - you will see the Hebraic transliterated name with Strong Concordance # above it: ’eh·yeh; ’ă·šer ’eh·yeh; .
Exodus 3:14-15 clearly states what the Father wants us (the children of Israel) to CALL HIM by HIS NAME:
Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?"God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM" (Ahayah Ashar Ahayah); and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM (Ahayah) has sent me to you.' Exodus 3:14-15
The Father is clearly telling Mosheh precisely what His name is: AHAYAH (ASHER AHAYAH) which is to be told to ALL the tribes of Israel which is completely contrary to what Kabbalists claimed that His name was to be unmentionable and perhaps worse yet, substituted with the name of their pagan god of wickedness.
PALEO PHOENECIAN HEBREW ROOT WORD ORIGINS
Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh is "Ahayah Ashar Ahayah" in the ancient Hebrew. Vowel sings were invented by the Jewish Masoretic scholars in the sixth century and later. Ehyeh is the Yiddish spin of Ahayah. You can verify this in the Zondervan Bible Dictionary, under "Languages." We have the ancient Hebrew and currently studying it. You will find that there's no vowels, so that throws out every other names. The name of the Most High is "Ahayah Asher Ahayah" - Exo 3:13-15.
Exodus 3:13 ויאמר משׁה אל־האלהים הנה אנכי בא אל־בני ישׂראל ואמרתי להם אלהי אבותיכם שׁלחני אליכם ואמרו־לי מה־שׁמו מה אמר אלהם׃
Exo 3:14 ויאמר אלהים אל־משׁה אהיה אשׁר אהיה ויאמר כה תאמר לבני ישׂראל אהיה שׁלחני אליכם׃
Exo 3:15 ויאמר עוד אלהים אל־משׁה כה־תאמר אל־בני ישׂראל יהוה אלהי אבתיכם אלהי אברהם אלהי יצחק ואלהי יעקב שׁלחני אליכם זה־שׁמי לעלם וזה זכרי לדר
I AM THAT I AM = אהיה אשׁר אהיה
I AM = אהיה
So if we look at the Assyrian Hebrew alphabet from the picture at the top we can get and see exactly what the Most High GOD's name is and how it is pronounced in the Hebrew tongue.
א = AH
ה = HA
י = YA
ה = H (in the Hebrew language the last letter of a word is silent and this is why we only have an "H" here, so it would not end in HA but just an H)
So the Most High GOD's name in Hebrew would be spelled אהיה pronounced AH-HA-YA-H which is AHAYAH
There are no vowel sounds in the pure form Hebrew that was spoken by the Israelites other than the Hebrew letter "I", so NO E, O, U sounds existed, Ehyeh is just the English transliteration of his name AHAYAH.
Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. Exo 3:3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. Exo 3:4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
THE HEBREW DYNAMICS OF THE MOST HIGH GOD'S NAME BROKEN DOWN IN ENGLISH:
Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh
So the Most High GOD's name, at least the one given to Moses in the above Torah passage, is "Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh." What does that mean? In biblical Hebrew, "Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh" is a deceptively simple phrase consisting of the relative pronoun "asher" sandwiched between two instances of the first person singular imperfect of the verb hayah--to be. "Ehyeh" is most commonly translated as "I will be." Asher is a remarkable Hebrew word. Imagine, in English, a single word that can mean "that" "who" "which" or "where." So the phrase could mean:
I will be that I will be
I will be who I will be
I will be which I will be
I will be where I will be
English has many distinguishable tenses, but biblical Hebrew has only two main tenses, perfect and imperfect. The perfect tense describes actions that are completed:
I did walk
I had walked
The imperfect tense describes actions or states that are not completed:
I will walk
I usually walk
I might walk
May I walk?
I would walk
A Hebrew verb that appears in the imperfect tense can be translated with any of these meanings. (Simon, The First Hebrew Primer, p. 94) The first Ehyeh might be one tense (for instance, "I am") and the second another ("I will be.")
Here are some other possible translations:
I am that I am
I will be what I will be
I am who I am
I will be what I want to be
I will be what tomorrow demands
It is he who creates what comes into existence
He brings into existence whatever exists
I will be with him that I will be
I exist and fulfill my promises
The one who spoke and the world came into being,
spoke and all was:
The one who spoke to the world at the beginning "be",
and it was, and in the future will say to it
"be" and it will be
I am he who was, am and will be