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Monday, October 29, 2007

of the sons, the daughter of Asher

For some obscure reason, people seem to think that I will like these things and so I am sent contributions to my collection. Serah, or Sarah, the daughter of Asher, was listed as one of the children of Israel who go out to war. Numbers 26.
    Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers' houses, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel.' Numbers 26:2

    And the name of the daughter of Asher was Serah. Numbers 26:46
I don't think there is any doubt that only this one daughter was listed among the sons, because she also went out to war.

And in 1 Chronicles 7:24,
    And his daughter was Sheerah, who built Beth-horon the nether and the upper, and Uzzen-sheerah.
Of course, this is rare. But considering that most women were busy having children, it is notable that we do know of at least one woman each who was a warrior, builder, prophet, ruler, judge, composer or proclaimer of good news.

2 Comments:

At Tue Oct 30, 08:55:00 AM, Blogger J. K. Gayle said...

For some obscure reason, people seem to think that I will like these things and so I am sent contributions to my collection.

Whew. From the title of the post, I thought you were going to say you were looking for and had found a son, who is a daughter. (Now, that'd be a twist in Hebrew, or perhaps in Greek, that we English speakers wouldn't be able to speak about). :)

 
At Fri Dec 07, 08:11:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Claude Mariottini said...

Suzanne,

Are you saying that Serah and Sheerah are the same person?

Your view of Serah is not correct. Read my article on Serah in the Anchor Bible Dictionary.

Claude Mariottini

 

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