Sunday, April 30, 2017

Israelite and Tribal Ancestry are both through the Father's Line

Is an Israelite defined by their father's line or their mother's line? Is tribal identification through the male, patrilineal origin? Instead of relying upon rabbinic traditions, let's look at how the issue is handled in the law and in the exodus narrative.

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[Aleksandr Sigalov:] Nice point about Shaul married to Canaanitess (Exodus 6:15). Please see this and this and this post for more information.

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