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Why Does “I Will Be” Make People Nervous?

…or “I Will Be” vs. “I Am.”

 

Hopefully, we have established (and the reader is satisfied) the linguistic fact that God’s Name as revealed in Exodus 3:14, AHYH

is correctly translated as “I Will Be.” God’s full answer to Moses through the Burning Bush is, then, “I Will Be What I Will Be.” And yet, almost universally, the English-speaking world translates this as “I Am What I Am.” Why is this?