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The messenger of the Lord in early Jewish interpretations of Genesis

Author: Camilla Hélena von Heijne
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, ©2010.
Series: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 412.
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Texts like Genesis 16, 22 and 31 mention an enigmatic figure, "the messenger/angel of the Lord". The identity of God and this angel is merged. The angel is anonymous and speaks with divine authority as if he is God Himself, there being no clear distinction between sender and messenger. The angel accepts being worshipped by men and is acknowledged as divine. This book explores the ambiguous relationship between God  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Heijne, Camilla Hélena von.
Messenger of the Lord in early Jewish interpretations of Genesis.
Berlin ; New York : de Gruyter, ©2010
(DLC) 2010014844
(OCoLC)608491291
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Camilla Hélena von Heijne
ISBN: 9783110226850 3110226855
OCLC Number: 676700741
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 417 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Defining the issue --
Early Jewish exegesis : a survey --
The ambiguous identity of the angel --
The angel of the Lord : early Jewish interpretations of Genesis --
Comparative analysis and conclusions.
Series Title: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 412.
Responsibility: Camilla Hélena von Heijne.
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Texts like "Genesis 16, 22 and 31" mention an enigmatic figure, 'the messenger/angel of the Lord'. This book explores the ambiguous relationship between God and his angel in early Jewish  Read more...

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