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Genesis 32:1-8 (Hebrew text at v. 2): Jacob meets malakim of Elohim (actually they meet him). He then names thebplace Two Camps. Jacob then sends his malakim to Esau. When Esau advances to Jacob, Jacob divides his camp into two camps.

This is a peculiar parallel: it seems he is imitating the spiritual sight. Yet the circumstances are not parallel. The malakim are not frightened by him. If anything they are there to protect him. Why then is he still frightened?

There is something with the parallel – but what?