oa Scriptura : Journal for Contextual Hermeneutics in Southern Africa - History of the Jewish interpretation of Genesis 1:26, 3:5, 3:22 in the middle ages

Volume 117 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0254-1807
  • E-ISSN: 2305-445X



The present article analyses the plural forms occurring in Genesis 1:26, 3:5 and 3:22 which might appertain to God and which acted as focal points for theological and exegetical discussion within the framework of the Jewish tradition. Furthermore, the article studies the mediaeval Jewish exegesis of these forms as recorded in the representative Jewish commentaries and situates it against the early Jewish reception of these forms.

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