The Works of

Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

Jahweh – Jehovah

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In Exodus 3:14 God says: “I am Whom I am”; and in 6:1-3 He calls Himself “Jehovah.” There, even the vocalization “Jahweh” seems to mean: “He is”; or “He causes to exist.”

So too in Genesis 2:4f,       In John 8:58, Jesus says: “Before Abram was, I am.”   And in Revelation 4:8 (cf. 1:4 & 1:8), the Lord God Almighty is called the One “Who was and is and shall be.”   Indeed, from Genesis to Revelation – God’s name always has this same meaning.

Professor Dr. John Calvin comments1 on Exodus 3:14 & 6:2: “The verb in the Hebrew is in the future tense, ‘I will be what I will be’….   It would be tedious to recount the various opinions as to the name ‘Jehovah.’  It is certainly a foul superstition of the [Post-Malachic Judaistic] Jews that they dare not speak or write it, but substitute the name ‘Adonai’….

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