Jonathan D. Safren
yon_saf at bezeqint.net
Sat Nov 30 12:02:38 EST 2019
If everything had happened the way it was supposed to, there wouldn't be
much to tell in the Bible, would there? That's what makes the whole thing
interestng, iterestng enough to hold people enraptured since - well depends
whether you're a maximalist ora minimalist.\Jonathan D. Safren
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 5:16 PM
Subject: RE: Numbers 22.18
> > Isaac is an active participant in the story, a major character, but he
> > certainly did not contrive to deceive himself. It was Divinely
> > ordained and
> > executed by Jacob and Rebecca.
> > Sincerely,
> > Jonathan D. Safren
> > Dept. of Biblical Studies
> > Beit Berl Colege
> Intersting about it being divinely ordained.
> If divinely ordained, why wasn't Jacob simply born first???
> So, what's the story about?
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