[b-hebrew] [B-Hebrew] Re:El in Genesis 14:18 was El = God?
nebarry at verizon.net
Wed Aug 10 11:46:31 EDT 2011
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From: "Bryant J. Williams III" <bjwvmw at com-pair.net>
To: "Donald Vance" <donaldrvance at mac.com>; "George Athas"
<George.Athas at moore.edu.au>
Cc: "B-Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:41 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] [B-Hebrew] Re:El in Genesis 14:18 was El = God?
> Dear Donald,
> It is clear from the context that "leEl-elyon" is referring to the "the
> High God" or "God Most High" in connection to Melchi-zedek, King of Salem
> Priest of God Most High. Abram had no problem offering tithes to him in
> So, was Abram paying homage to a "pagan" deity or was he offering homage
> to God
> Most High? Did Abram believe that he was paying tithes to God (el) or to a
> deity named el)? BTW, I am not bringing Hebrews into the discussion since
> would be OFF-LIMITS.
I will point out the word "god" in English may have different referents.
Why not El?
Nice use of preterition in your response, BTW. :)
N.E. Barry Hofstetter, semper melius Latine sonat...
The American Academy
(2010 Salvatori Excellence in Education Winner)
The North American Reformed Seminary
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