Genesis 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, “Our sister, may you increase to thousands upon thousands; may your offspring possess the cities of their enemies.”
Genesis 22:17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
Genesis 24:60 - here the family members of Rebecca bless her with this saying. Genesis 22:17 - here Isaac (or Jesus) is blessed with this saying.
Jesus is the 'natural' seed of both Rebecca and Isaac. Wonderfull because the people who blessed Rebecca with this saying, did not know Isaac (or his Seed, Jesus) was blessed with the same!
So, me is trying to find what this means...
Does anyone know if, in the Hebrew, possessing the gates of your enemies, has some kind of symbolic meaning aswell?
Many thanks and kind regards,
UPDATE 02-04-2021 - maybe there is no other meaning than 'be victorious!'in the natural and spiritual aspects of life. Looking for a meaning to this saying that is (exclusively) understandable in Hebrew , but maybe not so easy to find in our languages. @ Nigel: sorry for the 'against the rules short' comment, I tried to edit it but 5 minutes passed already.