[b-hebrew] messengers in the torah

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed Aug 17 12:23:37 EDT 2005

On 17/08/2005 16:59, Read, James C wrote:

>After recent discussions I have been reading the hebrew bible in a new light and have been trying to 
>analyse things from a point of view with no prior assumptions. This has led me to call into question 
>my understanding of yhwh's messengers. I have been reading through Genesis and have noted that there 
>is nothing that supports the view that these messengers are superior heavenly creatures and could 
>equally be understood as being godly men bearing a message from yah.
>All thoughts on this will be welcomed!
So, how do you explain Genesis 22:11,15, 28:12 (angels in heaven), 
Exodus 3:2 (fire-resistant human?), Numbers 22:31 (invisible), Judges 
6:21, 13:20 (disappears, ascends in flame), 2 Kings 19:35 (how could one 
man kill so many in one night?), Psalm 103:20, 148:2 (contexts of 
heavenly beings), Job 4:18 (contrasted with humans), etc etc?

Peter Kirk
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