Jehovah Chapter Two Part Two Answers

1.  God said, “I AM WHO I AM.  Jesus says, I AM WHO I AM.  John says Jesus is, was, and is to come.

2.  Is, were, have been

3.  All things were created by Him, through Him, and for Him.  He was present at creation.

4.  He is creator and sustainer of the Universe.

5.  He is head of the church.  The first born of the dead.  the first to be resurrected.

6.The power of Elohim, the power of Jehovah, the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control.

7.  Jesus plainly states “I AM”  In other words, Jesus says he is Jehovah.

8.  Jehovah

9.  The glory He had with God the Father before the world began.

10.  He is one with the Father

11.  Jehovah, 

12.  I AM WHO I AM, Jehovah

13.   The people in the room knew the meaning of God’s name given to Moses at the burning bush.  They understood that he claimed to be God and they rent their clothes in anguish (which in itself was a sin, because the clothes of the High Priest were never to be torn)

14.  That he and the Father are one and the same.

Jehovah Chapter Two Part Two Worksheet Answers

1.  His breath

2.He breathes on them.

3.  Because the LORD is righteous and loves justice

4.  Jehovah is holy.

5.  The names of the LORD

6.  The Day of the LORD

7.  The LORD

8.  Jesus

9.  Anyone who uses god’s name to do good will be blessed.  when we do good in His name we glorify Him.

10.  We do the work as if we were an arm of Christ.  We do for others out of love and obedience to Christ.

11.  Great things are accomplished when we use the power granted to us in Jesus name.

Jehovah Chapter Two Part One Worksheet Answers

1.  8 times

2.  all capital letters are used

3.  I AM WHO I AM

4.  No, God Almighty

5.  “This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation

6.  When the serpent and Eve are talking the word God is used.  When Jehovah comes on the scene, the words LORD God are used.

7.  Where are you?

8.  Because of the third commandment not to misuse God’s name.

9.  Death

Jehovah Chapter Two worksheet Part One

Jehovah Chapter 2 Workbook Part One

Jehovah…Hebrew eh yeh asher eh yeh…I AM THAT I AM

Jehovah is God’s proper name.  All of the other names of God are derived from his works and describe His Holy attributes. On Mount Sinai, God revealed His name to man both verbally and in writing when He gave the Ten Commandments, which he had written with His own finger on tablets of stone.

Exodus 20:1-17.

1.  How many times is the word LORD found in the ten commandments.

Each time we see LORD, the name given is Jehovah.

The first time Jehovah is used is in Genesis 2:4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.

2.  What is unusual about how the word LORD is written? 

This is the name referred to in our Bibles as LORD(Jehovah).  This is done to distinguish the use of Jehovah from Adonai or Lord.  The scribes used Adonai in place of Jehovah to keep from desecrating God’s name. Jehovah occurs in the Bible 6,823 times. God himself tells us the meaning when he appeared to Moses in the burning bush.

Read:  Exodus 3:12-15

3.   What does God say about the meaning of His name?

 

 

Read Exodus 6:2-3

Did the patriarchs know God by the name Jehovah?

4.  We have not taken up this name but do you know the  name the patriarchs were most familiar with?

 

God says he appeared to Abraham as God Almighty, El Shaddai.  The word LORD is used to indicate the new name being divulged, Jehovah. We will study this name God Almighty, El-Shaddai, later.

Read Exodus 3:15(Exodus 3:15 The Hebrew for LORD sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for I AM in verse 14.)

5.   What does God say that indicates He is forever faithful to be their God?

 

I AM WHO I AM means to be or being.  God is the being who is absolutely self existent. He permanently exist, always has been, is now, always will be.  He is eternal, unchangeable, permanent.

What in the world does He mean by I AM?  We do many things.  We talk, and talk, and talk.  We work, run, play, and learn.  We don’t do these things all the time.  Sometimes we do one or two of them at a time, but we aren’t in the process all the time.

We are many things.  We are mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers, attorneys, mechanics, cooks, aunts and uncles, someone’s children.  We are in the process of being those things 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  That is the definition of the word “be”.  We are in the process of being those things all the time.  We can’t stop being a mother.  We might not be a very good one, but once you are a mother, you are always a mother.

That is what “I Am” is doing.  He is in the process of being Eternal God, doing all the things the Almighty does.  He has always been and always will be …Jehovah God.

   He is one who will always be continuous and absolute.  Jehovah tells Moses that He remembers His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and He is ready to act on their behalf. It is here that we begin to see God as a personal living being, who remembers and faithfully fulfils His promises through many generations.

Read Genesis 3: 1-8

6.  What is different about the way God and LORD God are written?

The name Jehovah also reveals that God has moral and spiritual attributes.  Elohim is the creator who loves his work and preserves it.  Jehovah reveals this love as conditional and places a moral obligation on the creation and places a promise of punishment for disobedience.  This can be seen when Eve is tempted by the serpent.  It seems like the serpent does not want to remind Eve of God as  unchangeable in His views, as almighty God, the Judge between what is good and evil. Later on, the residents of the Semite region would use the word, El and Eloam to refer to their gods and I am sure that this was Satan’s evil idea. The serpent and Eve refer to God as Elohim, but it is Jehovah who calls them from their hiding place to account for their actions.  As Jehovah he is forced to condemn immoral acts.  He is outraged and violated by sin.

Jehovah is love.  This is revealed when we see him grieve and suffer because of the sin of his creation.

Read Genesis 3:9

7.What question did God ask?

His love compels him to bring the creation back into fellowship with Him.  He seeks out Adam and Eve.  He teaches them how to use a living thing as a substitute sacrifice for their sin. 

It is Jehovah who condemns the world in Noah’s day because his Holy anger demanded retribution and punishment.  Yet His love provides a way for the continuation of mankind through Noah and his family.  It was Elohim who brought the animals to the ark to preserve them from the flood.  It was Jehovah who commanded that seven pairs of each clean animal be brought aboard for sacrifices. And it was Jehovah who shut and locked the door.  In Jehovah, we see preservation, forgiveness, and the desire for fellowship with man.  He does not forsake fallen man, but in His love for them provides merciful covenants, acts of deliverance, and total redemption in the gift of Jesus Christ.

Yahweh was the name used by the people who had received God’s revelation and were in covenant with him.  The descendents of Japeth(Noah’s son…His descendents probably wound up in Europe.)  had Elohim,  but the Israelites descended from Shem had Jehovah,  the God of revelation, because it was with them the covenant was made. (Names of God, by Nathan Stone)  It is the most sacred name of God.  Its meaning is related to God’s presence, God was present with them as “Jehovah Shammah.

Exodus 20:7

8. Why do you think the Israelites were so cautious about using God’s name?

So holy and sacred was this name to them that they were afraid to say it, probably because of the third commandment.  Do not take the LORD’s name in vain.  Translation of that commandment means, don’t take the name of YHWH your God to be false, useless, worthless, without result, a lie.

Read Leviticus 24:16

9. What was the punishment for blaspheming God’s name?

 Blasphemy of the name of Jehovah was punishable by death.  Even in our own time, the name of Jehovah is never read in the synagogue nor is it ever said aloud by its people.  They substitute the word Adonai, or use a word that means “the name.”

Even when the name was to be written, the scribe who was transcribing would stop, remove their clothes, take a bath, and put on clean clothes.  Before writing they were required to stand and say, “I am now copying the Holy name of God.” A new unused pen and new ink was used to write the name and the pen was promptly broken when the name was written. Talmud 10  Comfort, Philip Wesley (1991). The complete guide to Bible versions . Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. pp. 16-20.

Connolly, W. Kenneth (1996). The indestructible book: the Bible, its translators, and their sacrifices . Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. pp. 17-18.

Because the Hebrews never spoke God’s name, we don’t really know how to say it. Orthodox Jews still believe one way they will know the Messiah will be His ability to pronounce the name of God. Names of God by Nathan Stone page 25

The Jewish tradition maintains that God’s name is spoken as a breath, the first breath of a newborn as it emerges from the womb.  The last breath a person takes before his eyes are glazed over by the final enemy Christ will crush, death.    Jehovah comes from the Hebrew verb “havah” which means to be; to exist; being; to breathe.  (Pat Mercer Hutchens PHD) The breath of life is the pronunciation of God’s name. I think that is so neat… the first breath of a baby, Alpha, the last breath of a dying man, Omega.   When God breathed the first breath of life into us, He breathed His name.  Is the breath of life that we all have part of His breath? I think that was originally true, but man refused that breath and instead elected to breathe the polluted air of sin.

Jehovah Chapter Two Part One Answers

hapter Two Part One Answers

1.   An angel appeared in a burning bush.

2.  I am the God of your father the God of Abraham, the

God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.”

3.  God Almighty

4.  ____________________________________________________

5. What is your name?

6. When God gave the ten commandments to Moses

7.  compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. does not leave the guilty unpunished;

Jehovah Chapter Two Part One

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Chapter Two

Jehovah

Jehovah:  I AM WHO I AM, self existent one, all-sufficient, self-sufficient, unchangeable, faithful, sovereign, independent, autonomous, dependable,

Jehovah as I AM Who I AM

Moses was just standing there in the desert watching his sheep, minding his own business.  He had been doing the same thing for 40 years.  He had given up a life in the palaces of Egypt.  He had given up the idea that he might be the promised leader to rescue his enslaved people in Egypt.  He had given it a shot and they had rejected his attempt.  He had committed murder for their sake and had been forced to run away because one of them saw his act and threatened to turn states evidence.  He had run into the desert and found refuge in the tents of Jethro, who was now his Father-in-law. He knew what he was doing. He was a shepherd.  He knew where the green grass was, the cool waters, and how to protect the sheep from predators.  It was safe and he was relatively happy.

1.  What happened to disturb Moses life in the desert?

 

 

Read Exodus 3:2 I wonder if he had any idea just who was talking to him at this point.  Evidently, he did not have a clue, because he wondered why the bush did not burn up and walked over to see the strange sight.  The fire itself was a symbol of what God was going to reveal to Moses.  It was a fire burning without consuming the bush.  Jehovah is a fire or energy that lives without beginning, burns without consuming or being fed from an outside force.

God was watching.  When He saw Moses move toward the bush, He called him by name and Moses answered, “Here I am.”  God told him to remove his shoes because he was standing on holy ground. 

Read Exodus 3:6

2. How did God identify Himself?

 

 

Read Exodus 6:2-3

3.   According to this scripture, what name did Moses know to be God’s name at this time?

 

 

4. Do you think the Patriarchs had ever heard the name of Jehovah?

The name of Jehovah appears over two hundred times in Genesis alone, so the patriarchs knew the name of Jehovah, probably from the time of Enoch, but they did not know his character.  They had experienced God mostly as Eloheem, creator and covenant maker, and as El Shaddai, God almighty. God is saying that He is about to reveal His covenant relationship with Israel.  He will be the one who redeems Israel from her sins.  He will be the one who rescues her from the vicious jaws of Egyptian idolatry and slavery. The patriarchs knew the promises of Elohim, the promises of Jehovah. They will now experience a personal revelation.  They will not only now the name, but will experience what that name means. (Scofield Study Bible Notes.)  (The Bible Readers Commentary)

God revealed to Moses that He had seen the suffering of His people at the hands of the Egyptians. He remembered the covenant He had made with Himself as Elohim, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  He was ready to act.  It was time for the people to receive the Promised Land, flowing with milk and honey.

Moses had a pretty good idea what this was going to cost him.  He knew the people of Egypt intimately from the royal family of the Pharaoh to the lowly hated Israelites.  He had tried in his own strength to rescue the people and had been forced to run for his life.  He knows he is going to need more than what he now possesses to accomplish the task.  They certainly are not going to listen to him now.  He is no longer a prince of Egypt.  His own people have probably forgotten all about him.  He has no power of his own, so He asks a legitimate question.

Read Exodus 3:13 What did Moses ask God?

5.  

It is almost like Moses is saying, “They will want to know where I got this information.  They will want to know, Yeow, you and what army?”

Read Exodus 3:14  “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.’” “

God says, “I will be who I will be.”  I need no army, I need nothing else to make me complete.  I am life.  I am the creator.  I am judge.  I am King.  I was, I am, I always will be. I am self-existent, self-sufficient, and unchanging. I am eternal God from everlasting to everlasting.

Read Exodus 34:1-2  

6.  On what occasion was God speaking?

God is going to reveal even more about the meaning of his name to Moses.  Much has happened since Moses first spoke to God at the burning bush.  Moses has faced down the pharaoh and his magicians with the whispered name of God and He knows something of his might and power.  He knows Him as covenant maker, and covenant keeper.  He knows him as almighty God.  He knows that God’s resolve in rescuing His people is without limit and his promise to fight their enemies is real.  He has lived it.  He knows. But there is much that he does not know about Jehovah. 

Read Exodus 34:5-7  

7.  What attributes does God reveal about his name (Jehovah) at this time?

 

God passes before Moses declaring His name.  Again, He tells Moses who He is, but He adds what He does for man and with His own finger writes what He expects from man.

God had demonstrated his power, might, and majesty in the palace of Pharaoh, and at the crossing of the Red Sea.  Here he tells Moses of His love for His people and what He expects from them.  He is compassionate, slow to be angry with them, abounding in love and faithfulness. He has love for thousands.  He will forgive wickedness, rebellion and sin, yet He will not leave the guilty unpunished. He cannot, because it is not His nature.  He is telling Moses how he relates to His creation and how He deals with them.