[b-hebrew] bethulah equals virgin?

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Thu Oct 13 19:26:09 EDT 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Miller" <smille10 at sbcglobal.net>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] bethulah equals virgin?


>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> Sent: Wednesday, October 12,
> 2005 12:20 AM

>> Bethulah means "virgin".
>
> Could it be more general to mean a morally virtuous woman: either a virgin
> or a woman faithful in marriage to one husband from her virginity?
>

Sorry, Steve, I just don't see it. By the way, I don't think that the Torah 
considers an unmarried woman who is not a virgin to be "unvirtuous". If she 
married passing herself off as a virgin, that makes her a liar.

Yigal 




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