Example sentences for: almah

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  • 1. The word ` almah which appears in Isaiah 7:14 can be translated `young woman' or `maiden' or `woman of marriageable age.

  • .” 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.

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

  • A better English match than `young woman' for almah is `maiden,' which, while it narrowly means only `young woman,' certainly connotes virginity.

  • 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.


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