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God's name I AM

In Exodus 3 v 14, Moses is told that God's name is I AM. The original Hebrew word is eyeh. The word expresses the idea of being and not just existing, but an active, dynamic being. It suggests that God is one who makes things happen.

In Exodus 3 v 17 to 21, God then tells Moses what he is about to do. Note the repetition of the phrase I will:

The temple tax

We read in Matthew 17 v 24 of Jesus' disciples being questioned about making payments. Different translations of the Bible use different words to describe the payment:

the didrachma - World English Bible

the two-drachma tax or the half shekel tax - English Standard Version

the temple tax - New King James Version

the two-drachma temple tax - New International Version

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