Did Abraham talk with JESUS?
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Question: In Genesis it says the Lord and some strangers visited Abraham. Did he actually meet and talk with JESUS?
Answer: Let's take a look at the scriptures discussing the meeting in question. They are found in Genesis 18, "Then the LORD appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre . . . So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him . . . and bowed himself to the ground . . . So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, "Quickly, make ready three measures of fine meal; knead it and make cakes . . ." (Genesis 18:1 - 2, 6)
Abram was being hospitable to the strangers based on custom ---- but he may have also known one of them personally. The Wycliffe Bible Commentary, page 24, states regarding Genesis 18:2 that "Abraham proved extraordinarily hospitable. He did everything for his guests that Oriental hospitality could suggest. His manner was all that could be asked." Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown's Commentary by Zondervan, says regarding verse 2 that when someone at that time was visited by an ordinary person the host would simply stand up. However, if the visitor was of some 'superior rank' (or a friend), custom was to bow low then lead the visitor(s) to a tent.
In Genesis 18:1, the word "Lord" comes from the word Yehovah (Strong's Concordance #3068), which is generally pronounced as Jehovah (Other pronunciations include Yahweh and Yahveh. The name is so sacred that orthodox Jews will not even attempt to pronounce it. Instead they usually use the term "Hashem" or "Adonai"). We know from previous scriptures such as Genesis 12:1, 15:1, and 17:1 that the 'father of the faithful' had seen the "Lord" appearing to him as Yehovah.
In John 8:53, in a dialogue between Jesus and the Jews, he is asked the question, "Are you greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Who do you make yourself out to be?"