Thursday, October 18, 2012

THE ANCIENT SYRIAC OT SAYS IT WAS AN ANGEL THAT WRESTLED WITH JACOB!

SYRIAC OT VERSION (circa. 2nd Century): “...And Jacob was left alone; and there a man wrestled with him until daybreak. [25.] And when the man saw that he did not prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacobs thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. [26.] And the man said to him 'Let me go, for the day is breaking.' And he said, 'I will not let you go unless you bless me.' [27.] And he said to him, 'What is your name?' And he said, 'Jacob.' [28.] And he said to him. 'Your name shall no morebe called Jacob, but Israel (the Prince of God); for you have prove your strength wrestling with AN ANGEL and with man, and have prevailed.' [29.] And Jacob asked him, and said, 'Tell me your name.' And he said, 'Why is it that you ask my name?' AND THE ANGEL BLESSED HIM THERE. [30.] AND JACOB CALLED THE NAME OF THAT PLACE PENIEL; FOR HE SAID, 'I HAVE SEEN AN ANGEL FACE TO FACE, and my life is preserved.' [31.] The sun rose upon him just as he left Peniel, and he limped because of his thigh. [32.] That is why the children of Israel do not eat the sinew of the hip, which is on the hollow of the thigh, to this day; because THE ANGEL touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh on the sinew of the thigh...” - (Genesis 32:25-32; “Holy Bible: From the Ancient Eastern Text: George M. Lamsa's Translation From the Aramaic of the Peshitta,” 1933.)
http://www.aramaicpeshitta.com/OTtools/LamsaOT/1_genesis.htm

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

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