Sunday, October 28, 2007

Angels use accio, conjunctivitis, and colloportus?

Couldn't help noticing the following verses describing the Angels rescuing Lot from Sodom:

"The townspeople shoved Lot, and tried to break down his door. The Angels sent forth their hands, bringing Lot towards them into the house, and closing the door. And the people in the doorway were struck with blindness..." (Gen 19:9-11)

The Hebrew word at the end, "sanverim," is usually translated as I said above, "blindness," but presumably is referring to some kind of eye disease.

So the angels help sounds a lot like use of accio (summoning), colloportus (door closing), and conjunctivitis (eye-damaging) curses!

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