Wrestling with an Angel

David Rockove (drockove@juno.com)
Sat, 5 Jul 1997 01:00:50 -0400

Laura wrote:
<< Which patriarch wrestled with the angle (Gabriel?) in order to receive
his blessing? This came up in a class I am taking and I have been reading
Genesis over and over and don't see any reference to Issac, Jacob or Joseph
doing this, Help! I have class again on June 26 and I'd like to help
clarify this. >>

It was Yaakov that wrestled with the angel(Genesis 32:24), but not in order
to receive his blessing. He fought an angel and before Yaakov let the Angel
return, he demanded a blessing.

Dovid Rockove