1 King 7:14

Don A. Elbourne Jr. delbourne at home.com
Thu Oct 26 20:54:18 EDT 2000

The construction also appears in 2 Sam 14:5, 1 kings 11:26, 17:9 and 17:10.
It looks like the word "almanah" never appears alone in the Sam-Kings
material. It is always connected with "ishsha."

Don A. Elbourne Jr.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fernando Arias [mailto:fernando.arias at lycos.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 6:55 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: 1 King 7:14
> Dear Members,
> I have some questions related to 1 King 7:14:
> 1)Why does the Hebrew words translated as "widow's son" have the
> word "ishsha"(woman)?
> 2)Why doesn't the original just use the word "almanah" (widow)
> alone without the word "ishsha"?
> 3)Is there any other example in the Bible of such use of both
> words, "ishsha" and "almanah"?
> Thanks in advance for your answers,
> Fernando.
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