Genesis, Book of

Please post your comments and suggestions for this article.

Comment by Cryss on October 9th, 2013 at 5:13 am

[An angel of Yahweh appears to her to promise that the child]
[The angels arrive at Sodom]

in the Leningrad codex is used the word mlak = messenger for both cases, but was translated as “angel” later on.
Same thing for Adam (adm) is used everywhere for “man” except in genesis. Eve is used everywhere as “Life”

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on October 9th, 2013 at 8:56 am

Thank you, Cryss, for your comment. One of the roles of the angels was to act as messengers, thus the translations may use “messenger” or “angel.” Similarly, “Adam” often represents “man” in general, not just the particular person.

Leave a Reply

return to top