Example sentences for: almah

How can you use “almah” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Rebekah's virginity was never in question and she was referred to as ` almah , not betulah . Therefore, Mr. Orbaum is incorrect when he says that the Hebrew betulah “would have been used in the original had the young woman been a virgin.”

  • The word ` almah allows the possibility that the woman was a virgin.

  • Mr. Orbaum is correct regarding the translation of the Hebrew word in Isaiah 7--the word ` almah means `young woman,' and also correct that the Hebrew word betulah means `virgin.

  • .” So we see that the Greek word “chiefly” chosen by the Septuagint scholars to mean parthenos is the word bethulah , which Mr. Orbaum stresses is “the Hebrew word for virgin .” But the Jewish scholars of the Septuagint also chose the word parthenos to translate `almah in Isaiah 7:14, where one might have expected a less specific word.

  • In fact, Rebekah, the woman sought as a wife for the son of Abraham, is referred to as ` almah in Genesis 24:43.


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