[b-hebrew] gen 28 sulam

Yigal Levin Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
Wed Nov 28 22:31:29 EST 2012


No, I think it must refer to a "Star Trek" style transporter, as in "beam me up, Jacob".

 

 

Yigal Levin

 

From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of George Athas
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I think סלם meant 'elevator', because I can't see any other technology as being able to get to the top of the sky in good time to enable divine messengers to be going up and down on them all within the timeframe of a single vision.

 

 

GEORGE ATHAS

Dean of Research,

Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)

Sydney, Australia

 

 

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