[b-hebrew] daughters jacob never spoke of

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Tue Jun 20 23:58:36 EDT 2006


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "JAMES CHRISTIAN READ" <JCR128 at student.apu.ac.uk>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:58 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] daughters jacob never spoke of


> If I were to say something like "And the daughters of
> Isreal shall be blessed from generation to generation",
> what would you understand?
>

There's a difference between referring to a nation/tribe as "the sons 
of...", which is very common in the Semitic world to this day, and using 
"sons/daughters" to reffer to individuals who are not just s/d's, but also 
grand-s/d's and s/d's-in-law. Beasides, as both Shoshanna and I have 
requested, cite a concrete example!

Yigal 




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