Thursday, October 18, 2012

AN ANCIENT ARAMAIC PARAPHRASE BIBLE – SAYS IT WAS MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD WHO WRESTLED WITH JACOB!

ARAMAIC TARGUM (circa. 100 B.C.-1000 C.E.): “...And Jakob remained alone; and A MAN WRESTLED WITH HIM till the morning ascended. And he saw that he prevailed not with him, and he touched the hollow{2} of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was dislocated{3} in wrestling with him. And he said, Let me go;{4} for the morning ascendeth. And he said, I will not let Thee go, unless Thou bless me. And He said to him, What is thy name? And he said, Jakob. And He said, Thy name shall be no longer Jakob, but Israel; for a prince art thou before the Lord, and with men, and thou hast prevailed. And Jakob asked Him, and said, Show me now Thy Name! And He said, Why dost thou ask My Name? And He blessed him there. AND JAKOB CALLED THE NAME OF THE PLACE PENIEL: BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN THE ANGEL OF THE LORD FACE TO FACE, AND MY SOUL HATH BEEN SAVED! And the sun arose upon him as he passed over Penuel, and he went lame upon his thigh. Therefore the sons of Israel do not eat the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day, because He touched the hollow of Jakob's thigh in the sinew that shrank...” - (Genesis 32:24-30; Ch. 32-36, SECTION VIII. VAYISHLACH. Targum Onkelos on Pgs. 108-119 “The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan Ben Uzziel, On the Pentateuch With The Fragments of the Jerusalem Targum From the Chaldee,” by J. W. Etheridge, M.A., First Published 1862.)
[FOOTNOTE 2]: Or, “the palm.”
[FOOTNOTE 3]: Or, “moved.”
[FOOTNOTE 4]: “Send me away.”

ARAMAIC TARGUM (circa. 100 B.C.-1000 C.E.): “...And Jakob remained alone beyond the Jubeka; and AN ANGEL CONTENDED WITH HIM IN THE LIKENESS OF A MAN. And he said, Hast thou not promised to give the tenth of all that is thine? And, behold, thou hast ten sons and one daughter: nevertheless thou hast not tithed them. Immediately he set apart the four firstborn of the four mothers, and there remained eight. And he began to number from Shimeon, and Levi came up for the tenth. MICHAEL ANSWERED AND SAID, Lord of the world is Thy lot. And on account of these things HE (MICHAEL) REMAINED FROM GOD at the torrent till the column of the morning was ascending. And he saw that he had not power to hurt him, and he touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jakob's thigh was distorted in his contending with him. And he said, Let me go, for the column of the morning ascendeth; and the hour cometh WHEN THE ANGELS ON HIGH OFFER PRAISE TO THE LORD OF THE WORLD: AND I AM ONE OF THE ANGELS OF PRAISE, but from the day that the world was created my time to praise hath not come until now. And he said, I will not let thee go, until thou bless me. [[JERUSALEM: “...And the hollow of Jakob's thigh was displaced in contending with him. And he said, Send me away, for the column of the dawn ariseth, and, behold, THE HOUR COMETH FOR THE ANGELS TO PRAISE. And he said, I will not release thee until thou bless me...”]] And he said, What is thy name? He answered, Jakob. And he said, Thy name shall be no more called Jakob but Israel, because thou art magnified WITH THE ANGELS OF THE LORD AND WITH THE MIGHTY, AND THOU HAST PREVAILED WITH THEM. And Jakob asked and said, Show me now thy name. And he said, Why dost thou ask for my name? And he blessed Jakob there. AND JAKOB CALLED THE NAME OF THE PLACE PENIEL; FOR HE SAID, I HAVE SEEN THE ANGELS OF THE LORD FACE TO FACE, AND MY SOUL IS SAVED. And the sun rose upon him before his time, (the sun) which on his account had set before his time, on his going out from Beersheba, as he crossed over Peniel. And he began to journey, and was lame upon his thigh. Therefore the sons of Israel eat not the sinew which shrank, which is in the hollow of the thigh of cattle and of wild animals, until this day; because THE ANGEL touched and laid hold of the hollow of the right thigh of Jakob, in the place of the sinew which shrank...” - (Genesis 32:24-30; SECTION VIII. Vayishlach, Targum of Palestine/Targum Pseudo-Jonathan, on Pgs. 270-285 “The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan Ben Uzziel, On the Pentateuch With The Fragments of the Jerusalem Targum From the Chaldee,” by J. W. Etheridge, M.A., First Published 1862.)

...No one --- has seen God --- at any time...” - John 1:18 NASB

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