[b-hebrew] The Potter's Wheel and Giving Birth?

Kevin W. Woodruff cierpke at prodigy.net
Tue Aug 3 19:19:46 EDT 2004


Chris:

The word can also refer to the midwife's stool which
was probably two rocks/bricks that enabled the mother
to deliver the baby in an upright position while
crouching upon them. It is comparable to the birthing
chair that is used in many modern hospitals. 

Kevin


--- wattswestmaas <wattswestmaas at eircom.net> wrote:

> Hallo Members, thanking you for recent replies by
> the way.
> 
> Exodus 1:16 and Jeremiah 18:3  --  HaAV'NaYiM (two
> horizontal stones on top
> of one another - I think),  but surely the hebrew
> women in ex 1:16 did'nt
> sit on top of heavy stones or even rounded wooden
> wheels?  Did they? And the
> little babe dropped through the centre??
> 
> reactions in any form are welcome
> 
> Thankyou, chris - ireland.
> 
> 
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