If they ask me “What is his name?” what shall I say to them?”
God is asking Moses to return to Egypt in order to lead out the people of Israel. Moses wants some guarantee that he is hearing correctly. To know someone’s name in the ancient world was to know the very nature of that person. God is about to tell Moses that He is the One who is, was and shall be, beyond time, but caring for those in time. He will give Moses His name.
Let us consider how we name God in our prayer times. Who is He for me?