[b-hebrew] Marriage: Take and Receive

Chris Watts dekruidnootjes at eircom.net
Sun Jul 21 13:19:34 EDT 2013

Is there a semantic difference or a nuance to be derived from when  
these two words are used in marriage:

When נסא is used   denotes a more privelidged,  perhaps wives were  
offered to them?
When קח  is used denotes the normal legal method and more usual  
meeting between two people?

Only ask because of the former use in Ruth where Naomi two sons took  
wives, or were offered wives was my subtle feeling from the word?

If its nonsense thinking just say so.....

Chris Watts

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