The Son's Name

Editor, Wisconsin Christian News:

    Proverbs 30 is probably not turned to very often in studying Christian doctrine, but verse 4 has something to say in that regard. Please, read that verse:

   “Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in His fists?  Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, if thou canst tell?”

   Here I will only set out the basics. Agur asks four “who” questions, that are best answered by “GOD.”  The King James Bible translates a fifth question as, “What is His name and what is His Son’s name, if thou canst tell?”

   The NIV has that last part as, “Tell me if you know?” However, my Interlinear Bible reads, “Surely you know,” and I’m inclined to agree with the latter.  Please read further, at least through verse 9, a short of the Hebrew phrase may also be helpful. 

   Despite his professions of ignorance earlier, it seems Agur knew at least part of the answer. In an earlier letter to WCN (Volume 21, Issue 5, p. 20) titled “The Hallowed Name,” I wrote upon the topic. I’ll recap the basics.

   When one delves into the early alphab ...

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