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    walker

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    Abraham's visitors

    Post  walker on Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:16 am

    Genesis 18 & 19

    who were the three strangers that visited Abraham? Was one of them G_d?
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    Re: Abraham's visitors

    Post  Arik on Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:51 am

    They were three angels. One was Michael who informed Abraham that Sarah would have a son.
    Gabriel, who overthrew Sodom.
    and Raphael who healed Abraham and saved Lot.

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    Re: Abraham's visitors

    Post  walker on Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:10 am

    I just went back and read it in that context. it says, "God appeared to [Abraham] in the Plains of Mamre..." then it says "[Abraham] lifted his eyes and he saw three strangers standing a short distance from him."

    I guess that 18:1 and 18:2 where two separate events. How do you know that they were Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael?
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    Re: Abraham's visitors

    Post  Arik on Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:49 pm

    According to Talmud. I believe it is in Shevos 35b but I'll have to double check. Also according to Rashi.

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