What is the difference between אנכי and אני in the torah? [closed]
closed as duplicate by Monica Cellio on Aug 31, 2020 at 23:13
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In the book of D'varim I've been noticing a lot more uses of אנכי instead of אני. Both words mean "I". I've heard that אנכי is more formal, and I know it begins the revelation at Sinai, though in that case I would expect to see it a lot more in all the passages (particularly in Vayikra) where God ends commandments by saying "I am your God". And parts of Moshe's final speech in D'varim seem more impassioned and less formal to me yet use אנכי, though perhaps that's a deficiency in my reading of it.
What is the difference between these two words? Does the same difference, whatever it is, hold both when God is speaking and when people do?