[b-hebrew] virginity

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jul 16 02:20:17 EDT 2007


People,

Since we're no longer really discussing either "Definite Article" or "Isaiah 
7:14", please change the subject line to "virginity".

Thank y'all,

Yigal Levin

co-moderator

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tory Thorpe" <torythrp at yahoo.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Definite Article 7:14


> On Jul 16, 2007, at 1:25 AM, dwashbur at nyx.net wrote:
>
>> How does Gen 34:3 suggest any lack of physical virginity?  Are you
>> basing this idea on the
>> fact that PARQENOS in that verse translates NA(AR in Hebrew?  I
>> have no idea what your
>> point is from this verse, or how it "shows" anything.
>>
>> Dave Washburn
>> But I can't say Sylvester, George!
>
> It's very simple. If the word PARQENOS meant only physical virginity
> to Alexandrian Jewish translators then Dinah was still a physical
> virgin even after being raped according to the Greek translation of
> Gen. xxxiv 3. Now I suppose its possible the translators may have
> felt that Dinah remained pure and that by some miracle her hymen was
> not broken; but it is painfully obvious that the usage of PARQENOS
> among Jews in the 3rd century BCE could not have been limited to
> women who never had intercourse. One simply has to keep this in mind
> when reading the Greek version of Isa. vii 14.
>
> Tory Thorpe
> _______________________________________________




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