In the narrative, an angel of God is described as appearing in the bush, and God is subsequently described as calling out from it to Moses, who had been grazing Jethro's flocks there. When Moses starts to approach, God tells Moses to first take off his sandals, due to the place being holy ground, and Moses hides his face. Textual scholars regard the account of the burning bush as being spliced together from the Jahwist and Elohist texts, with the Angel of Yahweh and the removal of sandals being part of the Elohist version, and the Yahwist's parallels to these being God and the turning away of Moses' face, respectively<quoted text>
You said just the other day the "the Word ( the bible ) was God". Why any Christian would listen to an idol (paper and ink) worshipper is beyond me.
When challenged on his identity, Yahweh replies that he is the God of the Patriarchs - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - and that he is Yahweh. The text derives Yahweh (יה 493;ה) from the Hebrew word hayah (אה 497;ה), meaning he who is he, or I am that I am; the Kabbalah takes this to mean that Yahweh himself is equal to his name.