Genesis 3:15 has generally been understood to be a prophecy of the Messiah. Hislop in The Two Babylons suggests that distorted views of the virgin birth in other religions find their origin in a memory of this promise. The ESV of the text reads:
I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.”
Other, such are Messianic Jewish apologist Dr. Michael Brown (an under-rated scholar in my view, despite his peculiarities regarding his status as a prophet) suggest that this verse not be used to refer to a Messianic promise. Mainstream Judaism views it as a promise of Israel fighting it out with Satan and translates it "they shall bruise your head and you shall bruise their heel").
How do you understand this verse. How does the Hebrew affect possible interpretations?
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