The passage of Exodus 3:14, where God presents Himself as «I am that I am», is it historically previous to Parmenides, the greek philosopher?

I'm reading a manual on metaphysics as the ontology, and since like the name states, we're studying what is meant by 'to be'. If I'm not mistaken, this study of being, and 'to be' was started with Parmenides. I would like to know which came first, Scripture or the philosopher, and was there some influence between the two? Is this an analogous case to St.Paul's, where 'his' writings showed influences of a specific philosophy?

Edit From some of the comments it seems that the passage of the Bible predates the philosopher by a millennium. If so, is there some evidence of a possible influence this seemingly seminal passage might have had on the origin of some greek philosophy?

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    This question is effectively asking a truth claim regarding the dating of the composition of Exodus - such a thing is outside of the remit of this site. Additionally, Paul's writings demonstrate a passing knowledge of Greek philosophy, but it is actually a tendentious opinion to baldly assert they are influenced by them. Nov 23 '14 at 12:29
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    According to Ussher, the event with the burning bush was 1491 BC. Parmenides was born in 515 BC. The saying of Numenius, the Pythagorean, as reported by Hesychius the Milesian was: "Whatsoever Plato said concerning God and the world he stole it all from the books of Moses".
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  • @bruisedreed, would it be so awful to state that Paul was influenced \textit{also} by the education he received, as long as what was taught truthful? Isn't the Truth only one? Nov 23 '14 at 16:31
  • @apocalypse_info_click_here, could you share some bibliographical references for that saying? Much obliged. ;) Nov 23 '14 at 16:33
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    Turning your question the other way like this doesn't really bring it back on topic here, if anything, it's further away now as its focus is more on Parmenides than the book of Exodus. As is, it could possibly be a better fit for either philosophy or history. PS I don't mean to come across in a hostile manner - apologies if you get that impression. And while I can't speak for others, I personally don't see your question as being passive-aggressive, in my view it's just ill-suited for this site the way you'd written it, according to the site guidelines. Nov 23 '14 at 22:37

According to the Exodus Bible Introductions by John MacArthur, Exodus was written in the 15th century B.C. http://www.gty.org/resources/bible-introductions/MSB02/Exodus . Also the archeological records support this according to https://bible.org/article/introduction-book-exodus

According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/parmenides/ and Britannica http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/444361/Parmenides Parmenides lived a millennium later in 500 B.C

To answer your question who influenced who and which came first, the revelation of the name of God by God, Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh, came first.

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