Saturday, June 23, 2012

Describing angels?


"What do prophets mean they report seeing winged, fiery angels?

"It is all prophetic vision, and it is all in riddles, and that image means to teach that these entities have neither mass nor weight, as bodies have.

"Similarly, it is written, 'For HaShem your Gd is a consuming fire,' and that fire is only a metaphor.

"Similarly, it is written, 'For Gd creates His angels as winds.'"

(Maimonides, Laws of the Foundations of Torah 2:4)

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