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Is the Angel of Yahweh also Yahweh? – Michael Heiser

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

Is the Angel of Yahweh also Yahweh?

"In Genesis 48:15 and 16, when Jacob is blessing Joseph's children, he pronounces three stanzas: “The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day." Now, in the third stanza you expected to be "the God who did something else." That's not what you get. "The angel who has redeemed me from all harm." And here's the kicker. "May He bless the boys." In Hebrew, the verb is singular. You cannot translate it "May they bless", like God and the angels are separate. No, it says, "May he bless." You say well, which one is Jacob want to bless the kids? The answer is yes. Both. They're interchangeable. God and the angel, they're both Yahweh.' from video introduction

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