[b-hebrew] daughters jacob never spoke of

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sun Jun 18 14:56:56 EDT 2006


"Daughters" included both daughters-in-law and 
granddaughters. Therefore there is no need to posit 
that Jacob himself had more than the one daughter 
listed in Scripture.

Karl W. Randolph.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com
> 
> In a message dated 6/17/2006 1:53:39 PM Central Daylight Time,
> leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il writes:
> 
> 
> >
> >
> > Dear Anna,
> >
> > I'm not surprised, since I am familiar with this midrash. It is 
> > based on two things: the mention of "all of Jacob's sons and 
> > daughters" who tried to comfort him in Gen. 37:35, and the 
> > assumption that Jacob, who went all the way to Haran to find his 
> > wife(s), would not have allowed his sons to marry Canaanite women.
> > Such midrashim were "invented" by the rabbis for didactic 
> > purposes, and were not meant to be taken as "historical fact". 
> > That later commentators did just that, is a problem that Jewish 
> > educators have to deal with.
> > What I am surprised at, is that anyone takes the website that you 
> > got the story from seriously. To me, it looks like a garbled mix 
> > of mostly nonsense. Please don't let it be your introduction to 
> > Judaism, if that's what you're looking for.
> >
> >
> 
> Hi Yigal,
> 
> I checked the Septuagint and it says, all the sons and the daughters.  Plural
> sons and daughters.
> 
> 
> Rev. Doug Pickrel, Litt.D.
> Tejas Valley
> San Antonio, Texas

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