Monis's choice of 'almah
is a fascinating display of fidelity to Isaiah.
But the Hebrew Old Testament speaks of a 'young woman' ('almah
) and not of a virgin (betulah), a fact that would render the statement unsuitable as a reference to a virginal conception.
Deal added: "I first met Robin Bruss when I was buying potential jumpers [including Almah
and Kelly] in South Africa to be trained by Venetia Williams.
In our lectionary we hear the words "A virgin will give birth," but the Hebrew text doesn't use the word for "virgin." It uses the term 'almah
for "young woman," which applies to any woman right up until she gives birth to her first child.
Best bet on tomorrow afternoon's only jumps card at Ludlow could be Almah
for the in-form Venetia Williams stable in the Ellen Seldon 100th Birthday Novices' Hurdle.
is a course and distance winner over Towcester's two miles and would not have to show any improvement to win the gg.com Novices' Hurdle at the Midlands track.
Tony McCoy notched a 68-1 treble on Almah
in the second division of the gg.com Novices' Hurdle, Sarasota in the SIS Handicap Hurdle and Ile De Paris in the Agatha Christie Challenge Trophy Beginners' Chase.
should not be opposed for the trendhorses.co.uk Mares' Only Novices' Hurdle after scoring with a ton in hand at Towcester.
The buyer is Almah
, LLC, a real estate investment partnership financed by The Moinian Group.
The well-known Biblical mistranslation of the Hebrew word 'almah
' (for an unmarried girl) by the Greek parthenos (meaning a virgin) is discussed by Warner in the context of the prophecy of Isaiah, as it was used in Matthew's gospel as an argument for and justification of the virgin birth of Christ (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23).
"Based on my conversations with the local people, it is quite clear that the people who are signing this agreement do not know what they are signing" says Almah
Tararia of the PNG Environmental Law Centre
Lester's narrative is alternately told through the eyes of Moses' older sister, Almah
, who has left her family and tradition to become a dancer for the priestess Hathor; his birth mother, Yocheved, who constantly admonishes Moses to return to his people and culture; and Pharaoh's daughter, Batya, who saved him from death when he was a baby.