[b-hebrew] Fw: 2Sam24:1 v. Gen18:1-3

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Mon Aug 15 10:44:02 EDT 2005


Oops sorry - it is from the Stone Chumash commentary - that's the 
only one (besides English Rashi) in English that I have handy. 
Mikraot Gedolot, and Zohar, I don't have the time or patience to 
translate.

Shoshanna



Shoshanna - when you quote, please let us know what it is you're quoting.

Yigal

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 3:22 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Fw: 2Sam24:1 v. Gen18:1-3


> They were:
>
> "In this case the three angels were Michael, who informed Abraham
> that Sarah would have a son; Gabriel, who overturned Sodom; and
> Raphael, who healed Abraham and saved Lot  (The last two tasks,
> healing Abraham and saving Lot, constituted a single mission because
> they were for the sake of rescue)."
>
> Shoshanna
>
>
>
> I doubt that the text means that one of the "men" was YHWH, accompanied by
> two angels. I'm sure that you know the midrash, that explains that since
> each angel is sent for a single mission at a time (Shoshanna referred to
> this at one point), the angel that was sent to tell Abraham that Sarah
would
> have a child had done his bit and went back to heaven. The other two
> continued to Sodom, one to destroy the city and the other to save Lot.
>
> Of course, this interpretation also makes a lot of assumptions that are
not
> in the text.
>
> Yigal
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