I'd like hear any thoughts anyone has on my speaking style. I already know some things I need to work on.
There is no hint in Exodus that Yahweh was a new name revealed first to Moses. On the contrary, the success of his mission depended on the use of the familiar name for validation by the Israelites—The Sentence in Biblical Hebrew (1974:102).And
[The] texts of Genesis show that Yahweh had appeared to the patriarchs (Gen 12:1, 17:1, 18:1, 26:2, 26:24, 26:12, 35:1, 48:3), and that he spoke to each one of them (Gen 12:7, 15:1, 26:2, 28:13, 31:3). The name “Yahweh” occurs 162 times in Genesis, 34 of those times on the lips of speakers in Genesis (W. C. Kaiser, Jr., “Exodus,” EBC 2:340-41). They also made proclamation of Yahweh by name (4:26, 12:8), and they named places with the name (22:14). These passages should not be ignored or passed off as later interpretation.Exodus 6:3 has been addressed on this issue in a few ways. One is that "name" here is being used in the sense of character. Many are discussed here from a Karaite Jewish perspective, some things he mentioned being not fulfilled yet we believe are. Another is that the "not" part is meant to be Rhetorical. Taken form this page quoting a user named Frank Luke.
"I am YHWH. I allowed myself to appear to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as El Shaddai. My name is YHWH. Did I not make myself known to them?"
As for Exodus 3. What happens there can be taken many ways too. In fact the implication can absolutely be read as implying it's a name already known. The scene is also believed to reflect Moses entering this on an erroneous Pagan notion that knowing a god's name gives you power over them, he grew up a Prince of Egypt remember.