What Was Rebecca’s Age When Given Away In Marriage? “Na’ar”
Kaleef K. Karim In previous two piece articles on Isaac and Rebekah, which can be accessed here and here, we established their respective ages when they were married. We showed from the Bible and ancient scholars that Rebecca was between the ages of 3-10, when she was married off to 40-year-old Isaac. In this article… Read More ›
The Age Of Rebecca When She Married Isaac – Biblical Perspective
Kaleef K. Karim What was the age of Rebecca when she was married off to Isaac? According to Rabbis in medieval history, she was no older than three 3-years-old. The Rabbis deduced this age number for Rebecca, from the Bible itself. A second early source, puts her age at 10. Whenever Rabbi Rashi (or others)… Read More ›
Bible: Isaac’s Marriage To 10 Year Old Rebecca?
Kaleef K. Karim The Book of Jasher is mentioned in Joshua 10:12–13 and 2 Samuel 1:18. This is interesting – although the Book of Jasher is not part of the canon, the Old Testament does mention it. So, it was in existence. Let’s read Jasher 24:37-45: 37. And the Lord hearkened to the voice of… Read More ›
Bible: Child Marriage in Ancient Israelite times – Paedophilia?
In Biblical times people were married at a very young age. Girls were usually betrothed before they reached puberty – majority of the time the marriage would have consummated when the girl reached puberty, and that was usually between the ages of 8, 9 or older,(Note: when a girl reached puberty prior to the 20th… Read More ›