[b-hebrew] red heifer

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Wed Dec 22 08:48:51 EST 2004


At 08:44 AM 12/22/2004, you wrote:
>All very intersting, but my question was, why the translators took such a
>general term as "cow" and translated it as the more narrow "heifer". Did
>they have any reason to think that this particular cow was special in any
>way, besides its color?
>
>Yigal


Isn't a heifer a virgin?  And if so, it seems there would be significant 
reasons for suggesting that this special cow was even more special.  Now 
forgive me - because I'm not a farmer- if I'm wrong about the virgin cow thing.

Jim


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