Example sentences for: almah

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

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

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

  • These 20th-century corrections of the original mistranslation cannot, of course, undo the implications that have resulted from translating almah as `virgin' instead of `young woman.

  • 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.

  • 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.”


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