God and Being in Exodus 3:13–15
Augustine takes an interpretive cue from the fact that there are multiple answers to Moses’ question. These multiple responses impart multiple names: “I Am,” “He Who Is,” “the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” What do these names mean, and how is the reader to understand their relationship to the one God? In other words, how is it proper for God to have multiple names?
See Also: Andrea D. Saner, “Too Much to Grasp”: Exodus 3:13–15 and the Reality of God (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015).
By Andrea Saner
Bible & Religion Dept. and Seminary
Eastern Mennonite University
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