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NOTES OF SERMONS.

ON THE BEING AND NAME OF JEHOVAH.

Exod. iji. 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, existence.

The name I am in the LXX. is rendered ó óv.

In the first chapter of the Revelation of St. John, the Lord describes himself under the following

* Preached at Leicester, in October 1814. VOL. V.

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