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

Dave Washburn davidlwashburn at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 21:13:46 EDT 2013


Agreed. Married at three? I can't even think of a word to describe that.

On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 6:30 AM, Chris Watts <dekruidnootjes at eircom.net>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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