[b-hebrew] Face of God?

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Fri Aug 12 17:17:26 EDT 2005

OK but that would be Jacob's VISION - that he would only get by G-d's 
permission, but that is not to say that G-d actually has a face

OBVIOUSLY, G-d  can appear however it/he/she chooses

But that is only in OUR consciousness -  which is limited by our 
physical limitations - G-d is not limited.


As for the face of God, if God created the whole
universe in
seven days as he claims in Genesis one, what's to stop
from appearing to Jacob in a human form? That is not
claim that God intrinsically has a human form (the
rest of
Tanakh argues against that) but that he is able to
that way when he so chooses. And that Jacob recognized
he was dealing with God appearing to him in human

I have heard, throughout the course of my life, the
many explanations about metaphoric interpretation,
mystical interpretation, and other such concepts. What
I am mostly focusing on these days, is what the plain
text says as it has been written. Here is another
verse that I was pondering:

Daniel 7

9 I beheld till thrones were placed, and one that was
ancient of days did sit: his raiment was as white
snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his
throne was fiery flames, and the wheels thereof
burning fire.

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Fri Aug 12 15:15:35 EDT 2005


See Genesis 18

Yes, this is also another one Dave. The text states
that it is the appearance of a man who has eyes/sight,
while verse one clearly says that YHWH appeared to
him. This is the way it has been translated by a
number of translators who are Jewish, Christian, as
well as secular.

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