Moses, at the burning bush, asks God
for a way to proove that He has met with the Almighty.
He asks for a name.
God's response is to declare His nature; His history;
and He shares a name so essential to who He is,
that there are Jewish worshipers, even today,
who refuse to utter that name with their mouths,
out of respect.
The name has become known to the world as Jehova or Yahway
which is the same word with different pronunciation
because that name went so long un-pronounced,
that people forgot which vowels go where.
Still, even in the Christian printings of the Jewish scriptures
(the Old Testament) this name is translated LORD
where the Jewish tradition would say "Adonai"
rather than pronounce YHWH.
There's more to the story you can read in Exodus 3
and have a listen to the podcasts below:
Part 1: "I am who I am" ~God
Part 2: What's in a name?
Part 3 'Born this way'
Part 4 God invites us all