Re: Winged Feet

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (
Date: Sat May 01 1999 - 12:47:39 EDT

At 12:43 01/05/99, you wrote:

> But thanks for the Rabbinical slant on Isaiah 6:2. <<

Not just rabbinical: the Jerusalem Bible footnote 'g' to Is. 6:2 reads
"euphemism for sexual organs"

< but apart from that, I would
<maintain that angels do not have genitals.

Well, the author of Jubilees did not share your view, since ch. 15 tells us
that all the angels --- both the angel s of the presence and the angels of
sanctification -- were circumcised.

And I Enoch 6:2, expanding on the Gn 6 passage you mention had no doubt

"In those days, when the chi!dren of man had mu!tip!ied, it happened that
there were born unto them handsome and beautiful daughters. .And the
angels, the children of heaven, saw them and desired them; and they said to
one another, "Come, let us choose wives for ourselves from among the
daughtersa of man and beget us children."


Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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