Pharaoh allowed the Hebrews to leave Egypt, but their journey had only just begun. Though they were fully armed from plundering the Egyptians, Elohim didn’t want them to become fearful and return to Egypt if the Philistines attacked. He led them on a route by the Yam Suf or the Red Sea. They traveled from Sukkoth to Etam at the edge of the desert. Sukkoth is the same place where Jacob stayed after he met with Esau and put up ‘temporary shelters’ for himself, his family, and their livestock. As Joseph requested before he died, Moshe had his bones to be taken to the Promised Land.
The Hebrew word for ‘time’ is עת or eth and means ‘in its time.’ The ‘right time’ according to the Amplified Version is ‘appointed time’ suggesting there’s an ‘appointed time’ for when God quickly takes action. As I write this, the next ‘appointed time,’ is Hanukkah, the memorial to the cleansing and re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. This holiday is all about a few have victory over the multitude.
nourishing, satisfying and supplying His people with all of their needs. This is God’s first revelation of character to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as to who He is: The Sustainer. The Hebrew etymology for shaddai includes a destroyer, a mountain, and a bosom friend.
For centuries the ‘Yod Hey Vav Hey’ has been considered too holy to speak, consequently, the actual pronunciation of God’s memorial name has been lost. It was replaced in Jewish tradition with HaShem meaning ‘The Name’ or Adonai meaning ‘Lord.’ In more Orthodox communities, the words ‘God’ and ‘Lord’ have their vowels removed and become G-d and L-rd to show respect for God’s name. Because of these historical and cultural anomalies, the Preface in most Bibles says that the divine name for God or Tetragrammaton has been changed from the יהוה to LORD with all capitals letters.