Gen. 11:29-30 and Gen. 15:3. faithful to one woman

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Gen. 11:29-30 and Gen. 15:3. faithful to one woman

Postby Isaac Fried » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:18 pm

We read there
וַיִּקַּח אַבְרָם וְנָחוֹר לָהֶם נָשִׁים שֵׁם אֵשֶׁת אַבְרָם שָׂרָי וְשֵׁם אֵשֶׁת נָחוֹר מִלְכָּה בַּת הָרָן אֲבִי מִלְכָּה וַאֲבִי יִסְכָּה. וַתְּהִי שָׂרַי עֲקָרָה אֵין לָהּ וָלָד
KJV: "And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. But Sarai was barren; she had no child"

Gen. 15:3
וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָם הֵן לִי לֹא נָתַתָּה זָרַע וְהִנֵּה בֶן בֵּיתִי יוֹרֵשׁ אֹתִי
KJV: "And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir"

Still, he did not take another wife.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

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