Wrestling with an Angel

Jose Ungos (jungos@swbell.net)
Sat, 05 Jul 1997 15:24:42 -0500

Regarding which patriarch wrestled with the angel in Genesis 32. It is the
patriarch Jacob who wrestles with the angel, who then blesses him with the
name, 'Israel' (from the Hebrew root 'to struggle')- "because you have
striven with G-d and men and have overcome." -- wrestling with the angel, I
guess was the same as wrestling with G-d in some way (this part I do not
understand as well).