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Sorry for taking so long to answer your question.

These verses are some of the ones that distinguish a Bible believer from a Bible critic.

As english speaking people, we will stick to the english text and see what we come up with.

Exodus 6:3 " And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them."

Abraham, Issac and Jacob had all heard the word Jehovah. But they did not KNOW God by that. They knew him as God Almighty. When God introduces himself to them in Genesis, there is usually some association of strength. Go back and read the chapters. Starting around chapter 12.

It was to Moses that God proclaimed the name of The LORD.

Exodus 34:5-9 "5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

9 And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my LORD, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance."

Abraham, Issac and Jacob did not know God by versus 6 and 7 above. Exodus 6:3 says so.

I hope that helped.

I would recommend that you get yourself an old KJV Bible. You won't go wrong there. Study that.

God Bless

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams