[b-hebrew] Ruth 1: 12 too old for a husband

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Jul 22 08:53:57 EDT 2013


Bear in mind that many of the biblical heroines, Rebekah, Rachel,  
Lea, Ruth, Esther, were just little girls (if I correctly remembers  
Rashi says Rebekah was 3 years old when she married Isaac, then she  
was "childless"). The fact that Ruth was still a childless widow at  
the time, means she was about 14 years old. How old was Naomi? I  
would say about 30.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jul 22, 2013, at 8:19 AM, Chris Watts wrote:

> I am too old

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