אהיה אשר אהיה

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Proper noun[edit]

אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה ('ehyé 'asher 'ehyém

  1. An epithet of God, usually translated as "I Am That I Am" or "I Am Who I Am", literally meaning "I Will Be What I Will Be"
    • The Book of Exodus, chapter 3 verse 14; translation from JPS Tanakh 1917:
      וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֱלֹהִים֙ אֶל־משֶׁ֔ה אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֶֽהְיֶ֑ה וַיֹּ֗אמֶר כֹּ֤ה תֹאמַר֙ לִבְנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה שְׁלָחַ֥נִי אֲלֵיכֶֽם׃‎‎
      vayomer ’elohim ’el-mosheh, ’ehyeh ’asher ’ehyeh; vayomer, koh tomar livnei yisra’él, ’ehyeh shelachani ’aleikhem
      God said to Moses, "i am that i am" and He said, "So shall you say to the children of Israel, i am sent me to you."