Did Jacob give God the smack down?

Even some translators of the text have problems with the fact that God appeared as a human being and lost the struggle to Jacob. Thus, some translations avoid making this point. Take for example the Douay-Rheims, which is a very literal translation of the Latin Vulgate.

via What Happens When God Loses? | Claude Mariottini – Professor of Old Testament.

Looks like it… good stuff… Oh the things we miss when we don’t know how to actually even read the Text….

Psst… Tony… I’m linking to you a lot that way you don’t have to an search through all my blog posts in order to take them out of context…

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3 Replies to “Did Jacob give God the smack down?”

  1. Isn’t the point of the story the appropriateness of Jacob losing through trickery because of his name and the fact that he was a tricky guy? It seems that Jacob almost besting God is a good element to the story simply for that fact. I suppose that part can be kept in tact replacing God with an angel, but not with changing it so that it doesn’t seem that Jacob had the upper hand.

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