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Exodus 6:3 In what way had God’s name not been made known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?
Exodus 3:13 American Standard Version (ASV)
13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say to them?
Exodus 6:3 American Standard Version (ASV)
3 and I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Jehovah I was not known to them.
How can Exodus 3:13 and 6:13 be accurate because the patriarchs knew and used the divine name Jehovah? . . .
Genesis 2:4 American Standard Version (ASV)
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven. (see also 5, 7, 8-9, and 15)
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Genesis 4:1 American Standard Version (ASV)
1 And the man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man with the help of Jehovah. (see also 3, 4, 6, and 9)
Jehovah chose his own name, one rich in meaning. “Jehovah” literally means “He Causes to Become.” The divine name certainly was not new. The divine name was known and used clear back in the beginning with Adam and Eve. The Patriarchs also knew and used the divine name, as well as received promises from Jehovah. However, keeping in mind the meaning of God’s name, “He Causes to Become,” the patriarchs did not know Jehovah in an experiential way, as the one that would cause the promises to be fulfilled. (Genesis 12:1, 2; 15:7, 13-16; 26:24; 28:10-15.) They knew the promises, but Moses was about to experience the results. No matter what was to get in the way of Moses and the Israelites, no matter the difficulties they faced, Jehovah was going to become whatever they needed, to deliver them from slavery and into the Promised Land.