[b-hebrew] Kadeshah &

david.kimbrough at charter.net david.kimbrough at charter.net
Wed Jul 14 13:26:04 EDT 2004

The author of Genesis 32 made a clear choice of words, kadeshah vs. zonah.  The author made that choice with a Hebrew speaking audiance in mind.  Why did the author make that choice?  The people to whom the Adu

> From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> Date: 2004/07/14 Wed PM 04:56:19 GMT
> To: david.kimbrough at charter.net
> CC: "Medina, Vincent" <VMedina at cbcag.edu>,  b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Kadeshah & Judah & the Adullamite
> On 14/07/2004 17:46, david.kimbrough at charter.net wrote:
> >You are right but why was the Adullamite looking for a kadeshah if Judah had not told him to look for one? If Judah thought she was a zonah, why tell the Adullamite to look for a kadeshah?
> >
> >  
> >
> Judah didn't tell the Adullamite to look for a qadesha, it was the 
> Adullamite who assumed what kind of zona she was and/or used the word 
> more familiar to the people he was speaking to. From the author's 
> perspective, Judah's sin was not idolatry but simple immorality. Anyway 
> he "slept" with Tamar by the roadside and not in a temple setting, 
> although he probably thought that she was actually a temple prostitute.
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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David Kimbrough
San Gabriel

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