Ask: 1245 baqash baw-kash’ a primitive root; to search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after:–ask, beg, beseech, desire,enquire, get,make inquisition, procure, (make) request, require, seek (for). https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h1245/nkjv/wlc/0-1/
“Moses says: May I say who sent me? He asks for ‘God’s‘ [‘Elohiym’s] name. The Israelites will want to know who has sent me, and ‘God’ [‘Elohiym]replies with a sentence, “Ehyeh asher ehyeh. ”This is a first person sentence that can be translated, “I am who I am”, or perhaps, “I will be who I will be,”..”Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_that_I_Am
The name that is the Word and Works of Abraham’s ‘Elohiym! The ‘spirit’ (ruwach: expression, etc..) of the ‘Elohiym of Adam to YH’shua (YHWH). Used as an emphatic statement, that of YH’s wisdom in action, what ‘spirit’ is,(ruwach: expression, etc..),as seen in YH’s ‘angels’ (heavenlymessengers, ambassadors, etc..); appointed men, women, and prophets, leading to ‘YH’shua’ (YH Saves). (Also see: John 14:12).