VA’EIRA      I appeared (to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob)

Elohim spoke to Moses

Exodus 6:2 And Elohim spoke to Moses and said to him, I am יהוה: 3 And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, by the name of El Shaddai, but by My name יהוה I was not known to them. C-MATS

Question: What was יהוה saying to Moses? יהוה rebuked Moses harshly: Many times I revealed Myself to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and they did not question My ways, nor did they say to me, “What is Your name?” You questioned My ways and asked from the start, “What is Your name?” and now you are saying to Me, “You have not saved Your people!” unlike Abraham, to whom I said, “Isaac will be considered your seed” and then I said to him, “Raise him up to Me as an offering” — still, he did not question Me.”  The Patriarchs only knew Me by El Shaddai (sufficient), you know Me by יהוה and yet you question Me. The Patriarchs never saw miracles and yet they had faith in Me. Moses would soon witness miracles of a magnitude that dwarfed anything the Patriarchs had ever seen. Chumash

Question: Why was Moses’ arrival in Egypt followed by an immediate intensification of the slavery of the Israelites? The Egyptians could not be punished until their “measure of sin” was full. יהוה is patient even with the wicked. By Pharaoh’s cruel decree to deny straw to the slaves, Pharaoh had reached his lowest point and so the process of the exodus and the punishment of Egypt could now begin. Chumash