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Moses said to God, "Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' Then what shall I tell them?" God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'" -Exodus 3:14-15 Which tells us nothing. As humans, we have this constant desire to grasp and understand and study things around us, to manipulate things and put them in our control. Well, we can't do that with God. HE IS WHO HE IS. As if He is telling Moses, "That is the wrong question to ask me."
Man was not given an authority to name God, but each living creature (Genesis 2:19-23; Exodus 20:7); Moses used the words, The LORD for the God of their fathers (Exodus 3: 15), and The LORD our God (Deuteronomy 6:4-25). In The Old Testament, a relationship of God and man was a relationship of the LORD and servants (Leviticus 25: 55); servants never mention either know the name of his/her LORD. In the New Testament, a relationship of God and man is a relationship of the Father and Son (John 1:12-13; Mathew 6: 9; John 15: 14-17), since we are the children of God, we should call God : Our Father in heaven as Jesus taught us.
God has many names which show His attributes. In the Bible, God has many titles, such as God Almighty, Sovereign Lord, and Creator, but he also has a personal name.—Read Isaiah 42:8. In Hebrew language, the divine name appears as four consonants, יהוה. Those four Hebrew characters—transliterated YHWH—are known as the Tetragrammaton. In Psalms 83:18 is written: "That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth." In many Bible versions this name is replaced with the title LORD and this is specified as a footnote or in preface. Many translations of the Bible contain God’s personal name at Exodus 6:3. "And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them." Jesus Christ encouraged the use of God’s name.—Read Matthew 6:9; John 17:26.
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