[b-hebrew] .. appreciating shoshonna's detail

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Mon Jun 19 09:58:30 EDT 2006

I don't think it would have referred to this son in addition to the 
others, rather it was talking about this particular instance of 
childbirth.  And yes, I did think that according to this verse all 
you would know if you didn't believe in Oral Torah (that there is a 
longstanding tradition of knowledge passed down orally and that G-d 
actually gave Moshe Torah orally together with the written), is that 
in addition to THIS daughter in THIS instance of childbirth there was 
also a son, but I accept that written Torah cannot be understood 
completely or correctly without Oral Torah, and I believe that our 
Sages knew, by unbroken handed down tradition, correctly, what they 
taught to us.


> Rachel's midwife said to her when she was having difficulty in
> childbirth  - "Have no fear, for this one, too, is a son for you" -

Couldn't this just mean she would have this son in addition to the others
borne to her?

Rev. Doug Pickrel, Litt.D.
Tejas Valley
San Antonio, Texas

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