"And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of El Shaddai, (Exodus 6:3a)So El Shaddai is in fact a name which describes our Heavenly Father as being all powerful, all mighty, etc. Going back to Ancient Hebrew pictographic letters, we can see that each character in these names/titles point to Him being strong and mighty, a very fitting description! These names/titles however, could also be used to describe other things, not just our Almighty Creator. On top of that, they were perverted to an extent in the sense that they were also used for false deities. Our Father in heaven therefore declared a name which is set-apart from all other names. We read about this being the name above all names in Philippians 2. Scripture records the revelation of this name ot Moshe in the Torah,
"Then Moshe said to Elohim, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Yisrael, and I will say to them, 'The Elohim of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?"We can see that Elohim has described Himself as "Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh". This statement can actually be rendered three different ways, each meaning "I was who I was", "I am that I am", and "I will be what I will be" respectively. Most translations render the second meaning in the text. Notice though that this is how the Almighty refers to Himself. So if He says "I AM", we in addressing Him to others would have to say "HE IS". This is exactly how Elohim tells Moshe to address Him when speaking to the Israelites immediately after when he says "further you will say to the Yisraelites that..."
Elohim said to Moshe, "EHYEH ASHER EHYEH"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Yisrael, 'EHYEH has sent me to you.'"
Elohim, furthermore, said to Moshe, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Yisrael, 'YHWH, the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Awraham, the Elohim of Yitzchak, and the Elohim of Ya'akov, has sent me to you ' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations." (Exodus 3:13-15, emphasis added)
"I am YHWH, that is My name; I will not give My honor to another, nor My praise to graven images." (Isaiah 42:8, emphasis added)Certainly there is a special distinction in regards to this name which puts it above all other names, and the Scriptures do in fact refer to it as the "name above all names".
|haweh/haveh||who will be|
|haw-wah||who is ever|