Isaac married into a poisonous branch of his father's family. Similarly, Jewish women living in Ottoman Libya were married once a girl reached puberty and under Italian rule, ‘women married when they reached their fifteenth or sixteenth birthday, but at times, the brides were much younger.” [21], 23. Notice the variety of meanings given to this one word, but Mustafa in his post only use girl because he wants to defend the idea that there is nothing wrong with Muhammad having sex with Aisha at the age of 9. At age sixty, Isaac became the father of twins—Jacob and Esau. ‘I don’t trust him much. The Holy Bible is the God breathed Word of God. ( Log Out /  Mystified how it could be so finicky, the innkeeper asked the owner who asked him back, ‘Did you tithe your barley?’ The other laughed, but to humor the guest he separated a tenth. They had been promised by their fathers in marriage, Marriamne to Julius Archelaus, son of Helkias, and Drusilla to Epiphanes, the son of Antiochus, King of Commagene’ (Josephus, XIX Antiquites, 9. This again only shows a desperate attempt to justify Muhammad’s action again. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. “A girl three years old and one day may be betrothed by intercourse; her deceased childless husband’s brother can acquire her by intercourse; and by connexion with her a man can be culpable by virtue of the Law of a married woman; and him that has connexion with her [while she is a menstruant] she renders unclean so that he conveys uncleanness to what is beneath him in like degree as [he that has a flux conveys uncleanness] to what lies above him’ if she married to a priest she may eat of Heave-offering; if one that is ineligible has connexion with her he renders her ineligible for marriage with a priest; if any of the forbidden degrees prescribed in the Law had connexion with her they are put to death on her account, but she is not culpable. on Is it true in the Bible that Isaac married Rebecca at 3 years old? Anonymous February 11, 2013. Infant mortality rates were high, perhaps as high as 50 percent. “One might counter that the expression mohar habbetulot (Ex. (Genesis 24:1-51) Sarah died when Isaac was in his late thirties. Isaac was 37 when his mother Sarah died (because 127-90=37). This does not however rule out the fact that nurses attended to babies as the case was when Moses was born and many others, but it will be very deceptive to generalize the use of the term to mean that whenever it is used, it must always have to do with dealing with a child. He must have his daughter for the night, exactly as he does with our daughters.’ His subjects would say that. And the Sanhedrin says, A daughter, who is of the age of three years and one day, is, by being bedded with a Man, lawfully married.” [1]. So when isaac was 40, all of these were 3 years old, rebekah’s uncles and father were 3 years old too. Isaac was at that Time Thirty seven years old; and then did Sarah die. Gn 22:20 . Tony is the author of the Behind The Faith Series He took a vow to find a wife for Isaac, heir to my physical and spiritual estate. To Hal Tait We read in Genesis 25:20 that Isaac was 40 years old when he married. 2. Do focus carefully on the words: So the gay party wound its way to the family seat where Laban takes over arrangements to receive the entourage. Again, this is nothing but a shallow and unscholarly conclusion, because as we shall see in the scriptures, nurses are like attendants to the people they are assigned to and has nothing to do with one being a child or not. Commentary edited by Jacob Neusner page 83 David M. Carr Professor of Old Testament says: Although marriages were arranged by parents, who often espoused their pre-pubescent daughters to much OLDER MEN….” [11], 13. And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor; Gn 22:21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram. The Biblical woman and child were property, not persons. “The possession of Children by their parents was also given religious sanction in the teachings of both the Talmud and the Bible. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. 1. Since the economic survival of the household depended on the production of able-bodied children, women married immediately after puberty and were pregnant or nursing for a relatively large portion of their life.” [20], 22. Manipulating the Word of God is a dangerous and damning thing. “…the Greek parthenos could also mean that the girl was young and/or unmarried. [12] Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Volume 8 edited by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry [1997] page 144 – 145 He had a thought. [2]. Not in our parts.’, Eliezer with all the coolness in the world: ‘If, young sir, you’ll allow me, I will fetch my pouch of documents.’, While he is gone Laban warns her. [7] Reading Tractate Avodah Zarah of the Babylonian Talmud By Professor Joshua A. Fogel page 84 Steven M. Lowenstein Professor of Jewish History says: ‘What menace the man does breath,’ Eliezer thinks. If we follow their argument that sarah was 127 years old when rebekah was born, .”And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old”. Great commentary. We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. ( Log Out /  How old was Laban when rebecca was born? Tohorot through Uqsin.’ The Jewish oral Torah i.e. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Am I allowed to know who and what your Eliezer may be?’, Bright with her mistake Rebecca adjusts her adornments. Why is Manasseh listed as one of the 12 tribes in Revelation 7? ‘Our uncle’s head servant has come on a great errand.’. 45. The time, from birth of Isaac to the death of Sarah, was Thirty seven Years, And Sarah was Ninety Years old when Isaac was born; and One Hundred and Twenty Seven Years old when she died: As it is said in Gen 23:1 . Was Rebecca a 3 Year Old When she got Married? She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. Niddah . [19] The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible By David M. Carr Professor of Old Testament Union Theological Seminary In New York page 43 Volume two God promised to be with Isaac and bless him and give the land to Isaac’s descendants. [1] Johann Buxtorf, Johann Andreas Eisenmenger, John Peter Stehelin This meant that there were few unattached girls: most females of marriageable age were either married or betrothed….” [18], 20. 27:5), and it did happen that marriages were already consummated with prepubescent girls. Her womb, he prays, must be fruitful and her offspring gladden the heart of Abraham. To ratify the engagement he sent an attendant to fetch his bags and to hand the gifts around. Gn 24:16 And the damsel [was] very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture, Volume 1 By Professor Mark Avrum Ehrlich says: Isaac remained in the land of Canaan. Gn 24:59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men. I also gave many references that the Mishnah gave approval for girls to be betrothed by intercourse at the age of three. This above verse confirms Jasher 24:35-45 that Rebecca was most probably 10 years old when she was married off to 40 year old Isaac. Conclusion: I believe who ever will read this will agree that Judaism in past practiced and allowed pre-pubescent marriages. They kept it in their cave for three days, and not a nibble would it take of the feed they gave it. A tale of a pious man, a travelling Israelite, and his donkey instructed the servant of Abraham. Harmonizing the verses, suggests that rebekah was not young or very young, but a lady, having a maid by her side. Again, these descriptions does not fit that of a 3 year old Rebecca that Mustafa has painted and invented in his mind, we read further of how Abraham’s servant whom Abraham had told to get a woman for Isaac in prayer concerning the woman the Lord will show him in verse 14; And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.


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