I Am.docx - BIBL 323 Running Head I Am BIBL 323 John Spring 2012 Bryan Fletcher#L23177219 Turabian Professor Craig Harriss March 5 2012 I Am That I Am

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BIBL 323 Running Head: I Am BIBL 323: John Spring 2012 Bryan Fletcher #L23177219 Turabian Professor Craig Harriss March 5, 2012 I Am, That I Am Page 1 of 6
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BIBL 323 Thesis Eight times in the Gospel of John Jesus uses the statement “I Am”. This was the one statement that made the Jews angrier with Jesus than any other, because it was basically Jesus telling them that he was the God of the Old Testament. For those that claim Jesus never once said that He was God, have never studied this one particular fact, Jesus was the “I Am, that I Am.” In Exodus 3:14 it states, “God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus I Am, That I Am Page 2 of 6
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BIBL 323 you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.” Dr Elmer Towns says, “The emphatic expression “I am” had a particular connotation for the Jews. In the Old Testament the term Lord is a derivative of the verb to be. When Jehovah revealed His name to Moses as “I AM” (Ex. :13-14), He was stating “I AM WHO I AM.” Jehovah is the self-existing One.” (Towns 2002) There was an animated film done back in 1989 by Dreamworks Animation called The Prince of Egypt. It is a wonderful anamated movie about the life of Moses, that one can highly recommend. The Burning Bush scene in particular stands out to those who watch it. The
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