Ego sum qui sum: “ehyeh asher ehyeh”: ehyeh ellezi ehyeh: I am that I am*: Ben Benim
- Philo : And God said, “At first say unto them, ‘I am (egō eimi) THE BEING’, (ho ōn, nominative of ontos) that, when they have learnt that there is a difference between THE BEING (ontos, genitive of ho ōn) and that-that-is-not (mee ontos), they may be further taught that there is no name whatever that can properly be assigned to Me (ep’ emou kuriologeitai), to whom (hoi) only (monoi) belongs (prosesti) the existence (to einai). (Philo Life Of Moses Vol.1 :75)
- ho Ōn, “He who is” (Philo, Life of Moses I 75)
- to Ōn, “the Being who is” (Philo, Life of Moses II 67),
- tou Ontos, “of Him that is” (II 99)
- tou Ontos, “of the Self-Existent” (II 132)
- to Ōn, “the Self-Existent” (II 161)
This usage is also found in the New Testament:
- Rev 1:8 I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, the BEING (ho ōn), and THE WAS (ho ēn), and THE IS TO COME (ho erchomenos), the Almighty (ho pantokrator).
- Rev 4:8 holy, Lord God Almighty, the WAS (ho ēn), and the BEING (ho ōn), and the IS TO COME (ho erchomenos).