[b-hebrew] Song of songs 6:9 wild guess

pporta at oham.net pporta at oham.net
Sun Oct 14 04:15:31 EDT 2007

> Song of Songs 6:9 is usually translated as saying that she (Shulamit) is 
> the
> choice or chosen one of her mother. I was wondering if instead it could 
> say
> "for a maid is pure, she is for her childbearer." Maybe this could be like
> Sarah's maid, Hagar, who had a child for her. Also, Jacob's two wives let
> their maids have kids with him.
> I don't really get the usual translation's meaning about her being her
> mother's chosen one.

The essentials of your reasoning is that "barah" means "clean, pure" and has 
nothing to do with the concept "to choose"?

Pere Porta
Barcelona (Spain) 

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