יְהוָה רֹכֵב עַל עָב קַל

flockhat

Member
English
Hi guys,

I read this in Isaiah 19:1

מַשָּׂא מִצְרָיִם הִנֵּה יְהוָה רֹכֵב עַל עָב קַל וּבָא מִצְרַיִם וְנָעוּ אֱלִילֵי מִצְרַיִם מִפָּנָיו וּלְבַב מִצְרַיִם יִמַּס בְּקִרְבּוֹ

Would רֹכֵב עַל עָב קַל be an instance of anthropomorphization? If I have understood it correctly it means "is riding on a light cloud".

Thanks again.
 
  • Abaye

    Senior Member
    Hebrew
    Your translation is correct. This concept appears several times in the Bible, e.g וירכב על כרוב ויעף in Psalms 18:11.
     

    GeriReshef

    Senior Member
    Hebrew
    I guess almost everything which describes the God is somehow an anthropomorphization, eg - וּבָא מִצְרַיִם: the God is supposed to be everywhere (as an notion) and nowhere (as an object).
     
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