[b-hebrew] daughters jacob never spoke of

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sun Jun 18 20:27:30 EDT 2006


What you say is correct that it is quite unusual 
that a family of 13 would have only one daughter, 
it is not impossible.

In my parents case, they had a balance of three of 
each, but a few years ago there was a news story 
where a family had over 100 years where they had 
only boys, generation after generation. It was in 
the news because it is so unusual. And I have met 
families where there were six children either all 
boys or girls. But I have never done a statistical 
survey nor kept records for debate purposes.
Never thought it would be necessary.

Karl W. Randolph.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> Dear Karl,
> While what you write may be true (although do you have any examples?), one
> cannot assume that Jacob did not have other daughters. As I wrote,
> statistically, for a man with 12 sons to have only one daughter is not
> likely. It's more likely that the text simple did not consider them
> significant enough to mention.
> Yigal

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