Hi, Guy. How do we climb? Well, we don’t fall into the trap of thinking the meaning is hidden! (Actually, there’s a discussion somewhere in Luther about the German word “Gott” and I think he wonders about its connection to “gut,” but it’s been much too long since I read it.)
Competent Hebraists have treated the subject. Franz Delitzsch has a fine discussion in his New Commentary on Genesis (not to be confused with the Keil-Delitzsch volume) as he considers the shift from “God” to “the Lord God” in Gen. 2:4. So does the Italian-Israeli Umberto Cassuto. I don’t think we’re going to do better than these fellers. Back to the Psalms for me!