In Luke’s opening testimony, we – who he calls ‘Theofilus’ (lovers of YH’s truth) – are to receive what he considers ‘an orderly account’, and in lieu of many local writings on the matter of Messiah’s ministry; that the important figure of John is introduced in dramatic form: An Angel that brings a message to an elderly couple, Zachariah and Elizabeth; an unexpected baby is coming – their baby – the Nazarite John – he who went before YH’shua. 🙂
New King James Version (NKJV)
“17 He (John) will also go before‘Him’ ([ha -]’Iysh:[the-]Steward, [the -] Husbandman, etc..)in the‘spirit’ (ruwach” breath,expression, function, etc..)and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’[a] and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for‘the Lord’ (YHWH:thename,Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym).”
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:
He or Him: 376 ‘iysheesh contracted for 582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation):–also, another, any (man), a certain, + champion, consent, each, every (one), fellow, (foot-,husband-)man,(good-, great, mighty) man, he, high (degree),him (that is), husband, man(-kind), + none, one, people, person, +steward, what (man) soever, whoso(-ever), worthy. Compare 802.
Spirit: 7307 ruwachroo’-akh from 7306; wind; by resemblance breath,i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit,butonly of a rational being (including its expression and functions):–air, anger, blast,breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit((-ual)), tempest, X vain, ((whirl-))wind(-y).
L-rd (YHWH):The name “YHWH” is probably derived from the Hebrew triconsonantal root היה (h-y-h), “to be, become, come to pass”, with a third person masculine y-prefix, equivalent to English “he”. It isconnected to the passage in Exodus 3:14 in which‘God’ (Elohiym:[the] Magistrates, Great, Mighty – ones, etc..)gives‘his’ (‘iysh:the steward’s, etc..)name as אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה (Ehyeh asher Ehyeh), where the relative pronoun asher (“that”, “who”, “which”, and “where”) is between two instances of the first person singular imperfect of the verb hayah (“to be”). Ehyeh is often, but not always, translated as “I will be”, while the relative pronoun can have several meanings:“I will be that/who/which/where I will be”. It is maybe translated most basically as “I Am that/who/which/where I Am“,
[THE NAME DEFINES THE ACTIONS, EXPRESSIONS, OF THE ‘ELOHIYM OF ISRAEL; the Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym]
or “I shall be what I shall be”, “I shall be what I am”or יהוה with the vocalisation “Yahweh” could theoretically be a hif’il (causative) verb inflection of root HWH, with a meaning something like “he who causes to exist” (the creator deity) or “who gives life” (the root idea of the word being “to breathe”, and hence, “to live”). As a qal (basic stem) verb inflection, it could mean “he who is, who exists”.