"Who appeared to Moses in the burning bush?" (Alleged Contradiction #E4016)
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.
Who appeared to Moses: God or the angel of the LORD?
When the Old Testament refers to the angel of the LORD (as opposed to an angel of the LORD), it seems to be referring not to a created being but to Jesus Christ, Jehovah Himself (e.g., see Genesis 22:11-12). Thus, both of the terms—God, or the angel of the LORD—are correct.
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