[b-hebrew] k'ehad mimenou

Andronic Khandjani andronicusmy at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 08:42:26 EDT 2011


Abraham is speaking with the Memra and 2 Angels. After a while, the Memra
remained with him as 2 other Angels left. The context is enough clear and
there is not any sign of polytheism.

2011/11/4 Uzi Silber <uzisilber at gmail.com>

> My 8 year old son is studying Breisheet (Genesis) 18 in school, the
> story of Abraham and the three visitors. In it Abraham addresses them
> as 'adonay' (plural of adonee -- 'gentlemen' essentially). but then he
> suddenly changes to singular, as if he's addressing a single person.
> He then reverts back to plural.
>
> Now Im suspect that the devout would say that this means he realized
> that the malakhim were angels and that they were essentially god's
> reps, and thats why he addresses them in singular.
>
> But how would nondevout biblical scholars explain this
> plural-singular-plural switch? scribal mistake?
>
> Uzi Silber
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 10:02 PM, K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Firouz:
> >
> > Yes, in this verse, אחד refers to God.
> >
> > Karl W. Randolph.
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 12:23 AM, Andronic Khandjani
> > <andronicusmy at gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> >> Karl,
> >>
> >> Thank you for your answer.I would be interested to have your translation
> >> if  אחד   refers to God.
> >>
> >> Firouz Khandjani
> >>
> >>
> >>
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