From: Ben Crick (email@example.com)
Date: Sat May 01 1999 - 12:43:49 EDT
On Sat 1 May 99 (10:35:22 +0100), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Surely rabbinic tradition regards the "wings" as covering their
The "Three brass monkeys" have their hands respectively covering their
eyes, ears, and mouth (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil). There
is a "fourth brass monkey" with his hands in the position you describe.
In Matthew 22:30 Jesus says "... in the Resurrection they neither marry,
nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven".
I always thought that the angels are immortal, and therefore do not
need to propagate themselves genetically. There is that conunundrum in
Genesis 6:1-4 about the "sons of God"; but apart from that, I would
maintain that angels do not have genitals. Adam was a "son of God"
(Luke 3:38); he did need to be fruitful and multiply. The BeNeY-
'a:LoHiYM who fathered HaGGiBBoWRiYM do not have to be angels.
But thanks for the Rabbinical slant on Isaiah 6:2. For me, the wings
over the mouth indicate sanctified 'talk'; the wings over the feet
sanctified 'walk'. The AGGELOI or M:LaKiYM are the mouthpieces of God.
James had a lot to say about our use of the Tongue!
-- Revd Ben Crick, BA CF <email@example.com> 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK) http://www.cnetwork.co.uk/crick.htm
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