Wednesday, October 17, 2012

AN ANCIENT ARAMAIC PARAPHRASE BIBLE – SAYS IT WAS MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL WHO SPOKE TO MOSES ON THE MOUNTAIN!

ARAMAIC TARGUM (circa. 100 B.C.-1000 C.E.): “...BEHOLD, [23(C).] I WILL SEND AN ANGEL BEFORE THEE, TO KEEP THEE IN THE WAY, and to bring thee in to the place of My habitation which I have prepared. Be circumspect before Him, and obey His word, and BE NOT REBELLIOUS AGAINST HIS WORDS; FOR HE WILL NOT FORGIVE YOUR SINS, BECAUSE HIS WORD IS IN MY NAME. For if thou wilt indeed hearken to His word, and do all that I speak by Him, I will be the enemy of thy enemy, and will trouble them who trouble thee. FOR MY ANGEL SHALL GO BEFORE THEE, and bring thee to the Amoraee, and Pherizaee, and Kenaanaee, Hivaee, and Jebusaee; and I will destroy them. […] [24(A).] AND - ( MICHAEL ), - ( THE PRINCE OF WISDOM ), - SAID TO MOSHEH ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE MONTH, Come up before the Lord, thou and Aharon, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship at a distance. And Mosheh alone shall approach before the Lord; but they shall not draw nigh, nor may the people come up with him...” - (Pgs. 515-527, Exodus Chapter 23(C)-24(A), Section XVIII, Mishpatim, TARGUM PSEUDO-JONATHAN, PENTATEUCHAL TARGUMIMThe 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.)

ARAMAIC TARGUM (circa. 100 B.C.-1000 C.E.): “...MICHAEL, THE PRINCE OF WISDOM, SAID TO MOSES ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE MONTH...” - (Page 231, Chapter 24, “Targum Neofiti 1, Exodus” Translated by Martin McNamara, Michael Maher, Liturgical Press, from the University of Michigan 1994.)

GILL'S EXPOSITION OF THE ENTIRE BIBLE: “...And he said unto Moses,” Who said? No doubt a divine Person, and yet what this Person said is: “come up unto the Lord,” meaning either to himself, or one divine Person called to Moses to come up to another: according to the Targum of Jonathan, it was Michael, the prince of wisdom; not a created angel, but the eternal Word, Wisdom, and Son of God; who said this on the seventh day of the month, which was the day after the giving of the law, or ten commands; though Jarchi says this paragraph was before the ten commands, and was said on the fourth of Sivan; but the Targumist seems most correct...” - (Gill, John. "Commentary on Exodus 24:1". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible".)
http://bible.cc/exodus/24-1.htm

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

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