[b-hebrew] Marriage: Take and Receive

Dave Washburn davidlwashburn at gmail.com
Sun Jul 21 15:58:36 EDT 2013


Which would it be if he dragged her, caveman style?

(Good one, Isaac!)

On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:

> 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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