Category: Everett Fox

  • The face of God

    The passage in Genesis 32 of Jacob’s encounters with God and Esau is tied together by repeated uses of the word face, which most English translations almost completely obscure. When Jacob is preparing his gift to send ahead by the hand of his servants to Esau in verses 21 and 22, a more direct rendering* […]

  • A new people, a new temple

    Everett Fox, in his translation of the five books of Moses, points out that┬ácovenants were widely used to establish political relationships between kings and vassals, granting privileges and obligations for the parties involved. But no other ancient society “conceived of the possibility that a god could ‘cut a covenant’ with a people.” Calvin writes, “and […]