wross at farmerstel.com
Fri Sep 1 15:02:14 EDT 2000
Persevere for God? Power from God?
It struck me one day as I was reading Genesis how sharply the incident where
Iaakov wrestles all night yet perserveres contrasts with Esau, who, after a
day of hunting is "so hungry he could die" and lets go of his blessing.
Since this name is a reward for perserverence, I would be surprised if it
should be understood any other way than "perserveres with God", though I
don't know if the grammar allows that reading or not.
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