Jahweh – Jehovah

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phunai – to be….   Jehovah is thus the regularly-formed future, in Kal.   This etymology is placed beyond dispute by the passages of Scripture in which a derivation of the name is expressed or implied, particularly Exodus 3:14 [cf. John 8:58].   There Moses, having made inquiry after God’s name, received the answer, "I am that I am’ – ’ehyeh ’a:sher ’ehyeh (God speaking of Himself in the first person).   And He said, ‘Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel, "I am" (’ehyeh) hath sent me to you.’   In the next verse, this is changed into ‘Say to the children of Israel, Jehovah God of your fathers…hath sent me to you’….