[b-hebrew] virginity

Yodan Yodan at Yodanco.com
Mon Jul 16 02:46:59 EDT 2007

Thanks for suggesting a more appropriate title.  Not only the title is no
longer valid, it seems to me that the discussion in of this topic is not
longer a b-Hebrew discussion... it has gone way into theology on the one
hand and into cultural/societal/legal etc. issues on the other hand. I hope
that we'll get back to Biblical Hebrew discussion soon.


Rivka Sherman-Gold  





-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Yigal Levin
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 11:20 PM
To: b-hebrew
Subject: [b-hebrew] virginity




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




----- 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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