[b-hebrew] Marriage: Take and Receive

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Jul 21 15:44:58 EDT 2013

It could depend on the way the man carried his bride home, on his  
back, or in his arms.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jul 21, 2013, at 1:19 PM, Chris Watts wrote:

> 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
> Ireland
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