Yahweh – Lord, Jehovah – The Existing One (Genesis 2: 4)

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Yahweh – Lord, Jehovah – The Existing One (Genesis 2: 4). This is the name for God used more than any other throughout Scripture. It appears 6, 519 times.

It first appears in (Genesis 2: 4) “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens”. The word “Lord” here is “Yehovah” or “Jehovah” and means “the existing One” or “the self-Existent or Eternal.”

Aristotle advanced the idea of the “unmoved mover” or the “prime” or “original” mover that is the origin or first cause but is itself no “moved” by anything external. But long before Aristotle, when Moses asked God what he should tell the Israelites God’s name is, God replied “I am that I am”. God told Moses to tell the Israelites “I am has sent me to you.” The word translated “AM” comes from the same root word as “Jehovah.”

This name of God, by which more times than any other He reveals Himself, speaks to the eternality of God, the power of God, and the absolute supremacy of God.

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