Originally Posted by Honza
Thank you BJ. That is very interesting. We have had conversations in this section before about what Yahweh actually means and how it can be translated. There is no clear answer.
The common answer is I AM THAT I AM. But it is a very loose interpretation.
Back in the 90's I had an embroidered alter cloth made that had that expression written in New Hebrew text.
People would ask me "Why?"
I would tell them to look at each Hebrew expression for "I AM".
At first they looked identical and then noticed they were not exactly the same.
Actually, they were pronounced differently!
As a side note: in Exodus 3:14, Yahweh is not used: Elohim is used.