[b-hebrew] We and us
rosewalk at concentric.net
Tue Nov 14 20:16:38 EST 2006
OK, thanks - when I think of Anochi, I think of G-d being very authoritative
Sure God uses 'ani (see, e.g., Gen 9:12; 15:17; 17:1, 4; 18:17;
28:13; Exod 6:2; et passim).
Many, many people use 'anoki other than God:
Adam (Gen 3:10)
Cain (Gen 4:9)
Sarai (Gen 16:5)
Hagar (Gen 16:8)
Abraham (Gen 21:24; 23:4)
Abimelech (Gen 21:26)
A servant of Abraham (Gen 24:13, 27, 34, 37, 42, 43)
Rebekah (Gen 24:24; 25:22)
Esau (25:30, 32)
And we haven't even left Genesis...
> When G-d talks first person, doesn't He usually say "Anochi"? Does
>he ever say "Ani"? Who else besides G-d says "Anochi"? Asking
>seriously, I don't remember the entire Torah by heart.
> Could that just be the distinction, that, if you don't want to
>accept that the Torah was written by G-d, you might miss?
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