I see translation is a difficult task, but in the end I see the meaning is for us to grasp.
I Am what I Am or I will Be what I will Be to me is saying the same thing.
As we have no concept of an Unknowable G_d, how is it that we even mention God or attribute attributes to G_d?
To me that becomes know in the statement that I am what I am, or I will be what I will be, as that is how G_d becomes known to us.
This is a big topic, there is a lot written on this in the Baha'i Writings.
I am wiling to discuss, but as you can see, the discussion would go beyond defined meanings that past faiths may hold to.
To such responses, I am happy to offer a person does not have to visit this thread and add to the discussion. There is no ill feeling and no ill intent. I am happy for them to see it as they choose to do.
The nature of discussion ia that 'hopefully' participants enjoy the conversation and a little humor breaks the tension. We are not a debate team nor a bunch of doctoral fellows holding onto specific rules of order...our charge here is to simply maintain a level of decorum slightly above that of 3rd grade bodily function descriptions... Inuendo fits that bill...further outuendo on the other hand.
Are bahai always so serious?
I am...likely to interject humor....and make another platypus