Example sentences for: almah

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  • When the gospel writers read Isaiah 7:14 in the Greek, they read parthenos , the Greek translation of ` almah . This term had a narrower range of meaning than ` almah , and more specifically meant “virgin,” but it was within the range of equivalence for the Hebrew term ` almah . The gospel writer did not misquote the Bible in this matter.

  • Now I feel compelled to respond to Jack Orbaum's interesting letter [EPISTOLAE, XVII, 4] about the “mistranslation” of the Hebrew word ` almah in Isaiah 7:14, which Mr. Orbaum says ought not be translated `virgin' but `young woman.

  • .” 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.

  • Another mistranslation which has probably had a much greater influence on the Western world is that of the Hebrew word almah , which means `young woman' but was translated as `virgin.


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