[b-hebrew] virgin vs. young woman

Tory Thorpe torythrp at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 9 20:36:27 EDT 2007

--- "Rev. Jim Cunningham" <kjv_gods_word at yahoo.com>

> Hi,
>   I'm new here and I just read your posts. I've
> always considered the issue of virgin vs young woman
> an interesting and important issue.
>   The Hebrew word used was Alma in the Old
> Testament, as you know. As a Jew I can tell you that
> it does not simply mean "young woman", although it
> is describing a young woman. Alma specifically means
> a maiden or damsel - a young woman who has not been
> married/sexually touched. There is no such thing as
> an "alma" who has had sex. 

Yes there is. Physical virginity is not implicit in
either alma or betulah.

Tory Thorpe

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