[b-hebrew] daughters jacob never spoke of
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.
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