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Did Jacob have more than one Daughter?

We read about a daughter named, Dinah, In Genesis 37;35, says All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, 
Genesis 46;7 He took with him to Egypt his sons and daughters and ..

Have I missed any verse that says that Jacob had more one daughter?

Genesis 1:1 - 31

ESV - 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

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Mini Kenneth Heck
The impression that Jacob may have taken more than one daughter to Egypt is due to translation technicalities. The Hebrew word used for "sons and daughters" is 'ben' which, from Strong's Concordance, (1121, 1a) basically represents one's immediate physical male or female offspring. It could also have been translated as 'children,' a word frequently used to denote the total issue or offspring of some individual in the Bible.

Jacob took only one daughter, Dinah, to Egypt.

February 23 2015 2 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Image41 Ezekiel Kimosop
I cannot rule out the possibility that Jacob may have had more than one daughter though this is difficult to prove from the Bible. 

The Bible writers often focused on key people or characters and left out details of non important persons. 

For instance, Jesus had brothers by his legal father and mother but the Bible does not reveal their names because Jesus was their focus. Roman Catholics reject this fact saying that the word brothers was generic of relatives such as cousins. 

We are not even told about what happened to Mary after Acts 2, though we can guess that she may have moved in with apostle John who never mentioned her in all his letters. 

So my conclusion is yes, there could have been more than one daughter born to Jacob.

March 03 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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