[b-hebrew] FROM STAFF Re: Attributes of YHWH

B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com
Fri Aug 12 09:20:18 EDT 2005

Dear Gene,

We may explore on the list if the Hebrew word translated _Peniel_ really 
does mean "the face of God," however I can't see that that is what your 
post was meant to do.  We are not going to settle the question based on 
personal beliefs or sectarian teaching.  We are not going to explore, in 
and of itself (even limiting ourselves to Scriptural proof-texts), an 
attribute of God.

Let's take any further discussion of this matter off-list, please.

Bryan Rocine
b-hebrew co-chair

Gene Gardner wrote:
> B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com 
> Fri Aug 12 07:51:15 EDT 2005
> Once again, folks, let's reign in the discussion. 
> b-hebrew does not 
> exist to decide the attributes of God.
> Let me clarify:  In searching out a better
> understanding of the Hebrew 
> text of the Tanakh, we may teach and learn the
> attributes of God along 
> the way.  On the other hand, the topic "the attributes
> of God" shall not be the primary and only topic of a
> thread.  This is not a religion chat room.
> With all due respect Bryan, I did not come to this
> forum looking for a religious chat room. I came here
> to discuss what the plain Hebrew text actually says,
> and to discuss the opinions of other list members in
> reference to this. Does the text cited say “face”, or
> is it an errant translation. Do other texts say head
> or feet in the Hebrew, or are they errant as well.
> These are my questions, and they are based strictly on
> the Hebrew text and what it says. Maybe the title of
> the thread could be better, but my questions are based
> solely on language, and not religion.
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B. M. Rocine
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