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The Name Of The Lord - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... Abraham was [i.e., ‘was born’], I am” (John 8:58). Correctly assuming that this statement was nothing less than a direct claim to identity with God, the Jews immediately (but unsuccessfully) attempted to stone Him to death as...
I Am That I Am - Article
Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - ... God, He has every right to use this name. And so He did! John 8:24—“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.” (The “He” is in italics and...
Jots And Tittles - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... “known God,” but “are known of God.” In John 8:58, a clever use of verb tense was made—“before Abraham was, I am,” thereby asserting Christ’s deity. Note also in John 10:34–36 how Christ cleverly used...
Jesus Christ, The I Am - Article
Duane Gish, Ph.D. - ... verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58). In the third chapter of Exodus we read that God spoke to Moses and told him that He had chosen this time to liberate the Jews from their slavery in Egypt, and He had...
I Am - Article
David Woetzel, B.S. - ... was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him” (John 8:58,59). The Jews understood well that this claim was equivalent to His claiming to be God. Note also that when Jesus was betrayed, He identified Himself as “I AM.” So...
B.c.? - Article
Paul G. Humber, M.S. - ... Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (John 8:58)” (Mark 15:44,45) The concept that there was a time “before Christ” (B.C.) is misleading. Christ means Messiah (anointed one), and the Lord Jesus...
John 6:35: the bread of life - Study Note
“I am” claims of Christ recorded in the Gospel of John (see also John 8:12; 10:9; 10:11; 11:25; 14:6; 15:1). Each of these amounts to an assertion of deity, amplifying His great claim to be the “I am” (see note on John...
John 8:24: I am he - Study Note
... thus again claiming to be none other than Jehovah (note John 8:58, referring to Exodus 3:14). Thus, belief that Jesus is God is essential to...
John 8:58
... said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I...
Genesis 15:1: I am thy shield - Study Note
... when He said, “Abraham rejoiced to see my day” (John 8:56), and then claimed “Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58). In fact, “I am” is the very name of the self-revealing God (Exodus...
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