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

Chris Watts dekruidnootjes at eircom.net
Mon Jul 22 09:30:03 EDT 2013

I think on this occaision Rashi can be ignored, Mmm?.  And as for  
being a childless widow, Mmm....can one be childless above 14 years  
old do you think?  And a 14 year old wondering the desert by herself?

Chris Watts

On 22 Jul 2013, at 13:53, Isaac Fried wrote:

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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