After Moses took matters into his own hands and murdered an Egyptian in defense of his brethren, he was questioned by what authority he did this, or ‘who appointed you ruler.’ At that time he could give no answer, however, when commanded by God to return to Egypt and lead His people to freedom, he wanted a name by which he could answer any further questions to his authority. The name of authority is I AM or Yehovah.
“The name Yehovah is derived from the Hebrew verb, “Havah,” to be, or being. This word is almost exactly like the Hebrew verb, “Chavah,” to live, or life. One can readily see the connection between being and life. Thus when we read the name Yehovah or LORD in capital letters in our Bible we think in terms of Yehovah as the Being who is absolutely self-existent, the One who in Himself possesses essential life, permanent existence.
(Names of God, Nathan Stone, Moody Press, page 20)
The Hebrew verb meaning ‘to be’, or ‘being’ is Havah and it is possible that a composite word could be constructed from different forms of this verb as, Yehi – will be – future tense, Hovi – being – present tense, Havah – was – past tense. The composite word would then be Ye Ho vah.
The Christian is one who realizes that essential eternal life is a person, His name is the Lord Jesus Christ, and one day by His authority, He will judge the world!
“God has overlooked the times of ignorance, but now he demands that all people everywhere repent because he has established a day on which he will ‘judge the world with justice’ through a man he has appointed, and he has provided confirmation for all by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:30-31