[b-hebrew] daughters jacob never spoke of

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jun 19 00:08:40 EDT 2006


All I wrote was that it was likely that Jacob had other daughters. I did not
write that it was impossible.

Yigal

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "sujata" <shevaroys at yahoo.com>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 3:28 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] daughters jacob never spoke of


> Yigal,
>  I am totally surprised that you have come up with such a conclusion 
> backed by nothing but your own logic. My mother-in-law's parents had 9 
> daughters and one son. I also have a friend whose parents had 13 daughters 
> and one son.
>
>  Human logic seems incapable of even understanding ordinary life events, 
> it is amazing that this same logic is also used to understand the word of 
> God :)
>
>  Sujata
>
> Karl Randolph <kwrandolph at email.com> wrote:
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Yigal Levin"
>>
>> 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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