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Bible Commentaries
Genesis 32

Scofield's Reference NotesScofield's Notes

Verse 1

angel

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 2

Mahanaim

i.e. two hosts, or bands -- the visible band, Jacob and his servants; the invisible band, God's angels. Cf. 2 Kings 6:13-17.

Verse 3

Edom

i.e. Esau's country. Genesis 25:30. (See Scofield "Genesis 25:30- :") .

Verse 24

and there wrestled

Jacob's crisis. Cf. Joshua 5:13-15; Job 42:5; Job 42:6; Isaiah 6:1-8; Jeremiah 1:4-9; Ezekiel 1:28; Ezekiel 2:1-7; Daniel 10:1-12; Acts 9:1-6; Revelation 1:13-18.

Verse 28

shall be no more called Jacob

Both names are applied to the nation descended from Jacob. When used characteristically "Jacob" is the name for the natural posterity of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; "Israel" for the spiritual part of the nation. See Isaiah 9:8. The "word" was sent to all the people, "Jacob," but it "lighted upon Israel," i.e. was comprehended by the spiritual part of the people. See "Israel" Genesis 12:2; Genesis 12:3.

(See Scofield "Genesis 12:3- :") .

Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Genesis 32". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/genesis-32.html. 1917.
 
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