“Will This One Never Be Brought Down?”

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R. Nachman opened [his homily, with the verse]: “therefore fear not, O Jacob my servant, says the Lord, neither be dismayed, O Israel; for I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity. And Jacob shall again be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid” (Jer. 30:10). This speaks of Jacob himself, [for it is written:] “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it” (Gen. 28:12). R. Samuel b. Nachman said: do you think that these were angels? These were not angels, but rather the princes of the nations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Future of Rome
Subtitle of host publicationRoman, Greek, Jewish and Christian Visions
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781108860000
ISBN (Print)9781108494816
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020


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