EIS DIATAGAS AGGELWN

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At Acts 7:53 and a few other places, the NT says the Torah or Law was
given at the "direction" of angels, EIS DIATAGAS AGGELWN.  This is
supposedly based on the LXX at Deuteronomy 33:2: KURIOS EK SINA
hHKEI....EK DEXION AUTOU AGGELOI MET' AUTOU.

Jewish rabbinical tradition knows of no mediator for the Law but Moses,
and the Hebrew of the verse at Deuteronomy has an ambiguous word,
"eshdat."  Does anyone know of  other traditions -- Qumran, apocryphal,
etc., which would favor the "angels" of Christian tradition?  Or of
versions of the LXX which do not have AGGELOS at this verse, or any
information on why AGGELOS was used?

Solomon Landers
Memra Institute for Biblical Research
http://www.memrain.org




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