Father: 1 ‘ab awb a primitive word; father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application):–chief,(fore-)father(-less), X patrimony, principal. Compare names in“Abi-“.
Significance of the Steward’s Name:
YHWH (YH): “Modern scholars generally agree that YHWH is derived from the Hebrew triconsonantal root היה (h-y-h), “to be, become, come to pass”, an archaic form of which is הוה (h-w-h), with a third person masculine y- prefix, equivalent to English “he”. They connect it to [eg.] Exodus 3:14 – [ETC..] where the divinity [‘Elohiym of Israel, YHWH] whospoke withMoses responds to a question about his name by declaring: אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה (Ehyeh asher ehyeh),“I am that I am” or “I will be what I will be”(in Biblical Hebrew the form of the verb here is not associated with any particular English tense).
THE NAME THAT ‘EXPRESSES’ (IS) THE WORD AND WORKS OF ISRAEL’S ‘ELOHIYM: