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

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Jul 22 10:05:30 EDT 2013

You may have a point there, maybe king Ahasuerus did wait for Esther  
to finish college, and even get an advanced degree in child  
psychology and home economics, before offering her his hand.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jul 22, 2013, at 9:30 AM, Chris Watts wrote:

> 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
> Ireland
> 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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