In the MT the word for the English "I am" is in the imperfect tense. But in the LXX it is the present tense. Anybody have any idea why the difference? Why is the LXX not in the imperfect tense also? Exodus 3:14, "God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, `I AM has sent me to you.' "