[b-hebrew] Genesis 3:15 and order of ideas

Moshe Shulman mshulman at ix.netcom.com
Tue Dec 21 20:15:48 EST 2004


At 07:45 PM 12/21/2004 -0500, Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com wrote:
>In a message dated 12/21/2004 6:22:25 PM Central Standard Time, 
>mshulman at ix.netcom.com writes:
>>Unfortunately that is a very non-Biblical view. Women are considered to
>>have seed. See Leviticus 12:2.
>"Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived 
>seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; 
>according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be 
>unclean."  '
>mshulman,
>Lev. 12:2 does not support that a woman has a seed,  it supports that she 
>has conceived seed from a male and has become preg.  That means the little 
>swimmer has found an egg and she has become with child.  There was still a 
>man present here.
>Doug Pickrel
>Tejas Valley
>San Antonio, TX


If one interprets when translating one can make a verse mean anything. The 
word 'conceive' is not there.  The problem of the language implying the 
female having 'seed' led to a number of interesting comments by the Rabbis.



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