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Bibil Identifier bibil:221744
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Once Again
Title (English, ) Investigating the Identity of the Three Figures Mentioned in Malachi 3:1
Author Snyman, S.D.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 27, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages 1031-1044 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The identity of the three figures mentioned in Malachi 3:1 remains an intriguing question for scholars. In this article an overview of the current state of research on this problem is given highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the different solutions while yet another proposal is made adding some new arguments to existing answers. An overview on the history of research done on this problem can be categorised into three groups: the three figures refer to three differentpersonalities or they all refer to the same person or they refer to two different persons. The conclusion reached is that the three figures mentioned are references to two persons, the one human and the other divine. The messenger (מַלְאָכִי) is identified as the prophet Malachi.
Pericopes Malachi 3,1
Terms מַלְאָך מלאך
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