Example sentences for: almah

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • My old lexicon also points out, as does Jack Orbaum, that the customary word for `virgin' is bethulah, not `almah .

  • The Jerusalem Bible, in a footnote to the word “maiden” (as `almah is translated by them in Isaiah 7:14) says:

  • Jack Orbaum comments on the King James Version's “mistranslation” (Isaiah 7:14) of the Hebrew almah as `virgin' [XVII, 4].


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