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NOTES OF SERMONS.
ON THE BEING AND NAME OF JEHOVAH.
Exod. iii. 14.—And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM : and he said, Thus shall ye say to the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.*
I. LET us consider the import of the name; the incommunicable name.
II. The proof of his [God's] possessing the attributes included in it.
III. The probable reasons of his choosing to represent himself under this character.
I. The import of the word JEHOVAH. It comes from a word which denotes to be, to exist; and the proper import of it appears to be permanent, unchanging existence. In the word JEHOVAH is included the affixes and terminations of the future and of the past; implying that he centres within himself all past, together with all future, exist
The name I AM in the LXX. is rendered v. In the first chapter of the Revelation of St. John, the Lord describes himself under the following
* Preached at Leicester, in October 1814.