I AM that I AM -- or -- Ha YaH that Ha Yah
Presented by Dan L Baxley
Exodus 3:14 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. Exo 3:15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD 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 for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. King James Bible Version
Exodus 3:14 וַיֹּ֤אמֶר H559 vai•Yo•mer said אֱלֹהִים֙ H430 E•lo•Him And God אֶל־ H413 'el- to מֹשֶׁ֔ה H4872 mo•Sheh, unto Moses אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה H1961 'eh•Yeh I AM אֲשֶׁ֣ר H834 'a•Sher WHO אֶֽהְיֶ֑ה H1961 'eh•Yeh; THAT I AM וַיֹּ֗אמֶר H559 vai•Yo•mer, and he said כֹּ֤ה H3541 koh Thus תֹאמַר֙ H559 to•Mar Thus shalt thou say לִבְנֵ֣י H1121 liv•Nei unto the children יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל H3478 Yis•ra•'El, of Israel אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה H1961 'eh•Yeh I am שְׁלָחַ֥נִי H7971 she•la•Cha•ni I AM hath sent אֲלֵיכֶֽם׃ H413 'a•lei•Chem. (HSB, The Hebrew Study Bible Version)
EXODUS 3:14 – IAM that IAM -- "eh.Yeh", Identified by the Hebrew definition, indicator, H1961, from the Brown-Driver-Briggs, Hebrew Dictionary of definitions, as follows:
Original: היה- Transliteration: Hayah- Phonetic: haw-yaw- Definition: That would be Definitions --1. to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out
a. (Qal)1. ----- 1ab. to happen, fall out, occur, take place, come about, come to pass 1ac. to come about, come to pass1. to come into being, become 1ad. to arise, appear, come 1ae. to become 1a1. to become 1a2. to become like 1a3. to be instituted, be established4. to be 1af. to exist, be in existence 1ag. to abide, remain, continue (with word of place or time) 1ah. to stand, lie, be in, be at, be situated (with word of locality) 1ai. to accompany, be withj. (Niphal)1. to occur, come to pass, be done, be brought about2. to be done, be finished, be gone
Next, we have the Definitions for I AM, from the Strong's Hebrew Definitions:
Strong's: A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist that is be or become come to pass (always emphatic and not a mere copula or auxiliary): - beacon X altogether be (-come accomplished committed like) break cause come (to pass) continue do faint fall + follow happen X have last pertain quit (one-) self require X use.
The Verses above are from the Hebrew Study Bible (HSB) with the Strong’s numbering system inserted, giving us a word for word, Hebrew definitions. While the Hebrew characters may not appear on certain devices the words representing the Hebrew in the English transliterations should be apparent. If the Hebrew characters do not appear or appear as question marks, this should not keep you from seeing the truth revealed here -- the Hebrew characters are usless, unless you can read Hebrew. Either way what you will notice is that every where you see the "I AM" declaration of HIMSELF to Moses you will see, "eh-yah" and as the definitions, under the phnetic heading demonstrate the pronunciation to be ha-yah, or The YaH, with multiple definitions, multiple meanings attached to this declaration -- HaYaH, is the expression of the self-existing One and can only be defined by all of the words attempting to define this simple but powerful statement of Identity -- The YaH of all Creation is all of these things and more.
You will notice, again and again that the “I AM” is, pronounced as “eh-Yeh”, or ha-Yah and that Strong’s does, in fact present this transliteration into the English as “ha-yah”, this being the way the Hebrew would be sounded out, or pronounced. According to the Hebrew to English of today this is supposed to mean, or be saying I AM, and this causes a covering up of the actual meaning and definition and for what is actually being said. The English translators present it in such a way that the true meaning has become lost, but not fully covered up. You will notice that the “eh-Yeh” or “ha-yah” is actually a declaration of His Name, we see this same form in the Pslams.
(Psa 68:4) Sing unto God, sing praises to His Name: extol Him that rides upon the heavens by His Name JAH, and rejoice before Him. KJV
The one place the King James, government appointed translation committee, failed to cover up His Holy Name. Of course, this error or deliberate covering of His Holy Name is not all on the King James translators, after all, many translation committees have come and gone, producing a tremendous amount of translations the world over and all of them have followed suit in this covering up of His Holy Name, from one religious institution to the next. It has taken private individuals, many times at their own expense to restore His Holy Name to the written Word.
They, the English Translators, seem to want you to say something else, like “IAM”, and remain ignorant of His Holy Name as it was originally being declared to Moses. They come up with every conceivable reason for doing this, but by taking an honest look at this and we see His Name, we see it and can hear it, as it was declared to Moses and later to the people of Israel. Once this us understood we begin to find this declaration throughout the whole of the Holy Bible. The technical understanding for this single declaration, “eh-yeh” or “ha-yah” , which is to say “The YaH”, defined as the One that Cause, the One that Exists, the beginning, the end, the was, the is, the now, the everything -- self-existent. On and on we could do with words used throughout the Scripture of words about Him on every page and every paragraph where His Name, His Holy Name is declared.
Our Creator was saying to Moses that YaH, the God of the fathers of Israel, was talking to him and in those verses and the verses that followed, He tells Moses this is the God He is to declare to his people Israel.
(Exo 3:15) God said moreover to Moses, "You shall tell the children of Israel this, 'YaHWeH, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent Me to you.' This is My Name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.
YaH WeH, is to say, YaH Causes to Be. Ha YaH, the self-existing one, the one who causes to be, is identifying and has identified Himself to a Prophet of Israel and commanded that he then take this Identification to the people, not as a temporary sign or name, but as a perpetual Identity. We find this same Identity placed on our Savior by a Name given to Him at Birth, a Name above every Name, and rightly so -- YaH shua, that is to say YaH's Savior or YaH's Salvation, YaHshua the first born of YaH, and a name by which all who will be saved must be saved.
(Act 4:12) There is salvation in none other, for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, by which we must be saved!"(Luke 1:31) Behold, you (Mariam) will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and will call His Name 'YaHshua.'(Php 2:9) Therefore the FATHER also highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name;(John 20:30-31) Therefore YaHshua did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written, that you may believe that YaHshua is the messiah, the Son of the FATHER, and that believing you may have life in his name.(Eph 1:19) ...and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of His might(Eph 1:20) which He worked in the messiah, when He raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at His right hand in the heavenly places,(Eph 1:21) far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come.(Php 2:10-11) ... that at the name of YaHshua every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that YaHshua the messiah is Lord, to the glory of God the FATHER.Mat 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:Rom 10:9 That if you shalt confess with your mouth the Lord YaHshua, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.