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Mise en Abyme

Jacob’s Dream: Why Do God’s Angels Ascend and Descend?

Jacob’s vision of angels of God going up and down is an allegory, a mise en abyme for the patriarchs’ journey to and from the land, and should be understood as a counterpart to YHWH’s reassurance to Jacob that he will return (Genesis 28:15).


Yitzhak (Itzik) Peleg



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