3.529 Notes and Queries (24)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Sun, 1 Oct 89 20:50:01 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 529. Sunday, 1 Oct 1989.

Date: Sun, 1 Oct 89 15:40:00 EDT

John Sandys-Wunsch is certainly right about the Virgin Birth: the list
of commentators is long. But what intrigues me is that the question keeps
popping up (on Rosh Hashana yet!) long after one might have assumed that
--in scholarly circles at least--it had been put to rest.

Are we now going to be reading the old arguments about the difference
between _alma_ (young woman) and _b'tula_ (virgin), etc.? Please: enough
is enough.

Norman Miller
Trinity College