Thursday, February 01, 2024

Only non-Israelites bless God in the Pentateuch?

"STAFF EDITORS": Baruch Hashem: Only Non-Israelites Bless God in the Torah (
Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham’s servant, Laban, and Jethro all bless YHWH, but, as Rabbi Pappias notes in the Mekhilta, the Israelites don’t. Only later in the Bible do we find David and Solomon blessing YHWH, but so do Hiram King of Tyre and the Queen of Sheba.

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