[b-hebrew] daughters jacob never spoke of
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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