[b-hebrew] virginity

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 21 22:40:54 EDT 2007

> From: Tory Thorpe  Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 4:33 PM
> Since you mention it I think this part of the Mishnah attracts
> particular interest in view of BTWLH and its linguistic meaning in
> the biblical text. If you notice there is nothing said here in this
> portion of the Mishnah about the biblical requirement that the father
> produce his daughter's simlah (Dt. xxii 17). Also, the translation of
> BTWLYM in Ket. i 6 as "tokens of virginity" is actually misleading: a
> BTWLH, according to the Mishnah (Nid. i 4), is not necessarily a
> physical virgin since it is possible for her to be a married woman:
> איזו היא בתולה כל שלא ראת דם מימיה אף
> על פי נשואה

[Steve Miller] Tory,
Could you translate your Hebrew quotation, and explain when and by whom it
was written? Thanks,
-Steve Miller

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