[b-hebrew] daughters jacob never spoke of

sujata shevaroys at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 21 13:27:07 EDT 2006

33 excluding Dinah. If we add Dinah, the number would become 34
Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:

Not quite. You are probably using a "politically correct" translation like 
NRSV. The Hebrew says: "These are the SONS of Leah which she bore Jacob in 
Paddan-aram, and Dinah his daughter, all souls, his sons and his daughters, 
thirty-three". Note "and his daughters". Even though the list does actually 
list 33, making it clear that no more than Dinah are counted, it still uses 
the plual "his daughters" in exactly the same way as it does in 37:35.

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