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Starotestamentowe życie nienarodzonych
Life of an Unborn in Old Testament

Author(s): Wojciech Węgrzyniak
Subject(s): Ancient World, Philosophy of Religion, Biblical studies, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Papieskiego Jana Pawła II w Krakowie
Keywords: Old Testament; conception; unborn; fetus;

Summary/Abstract: The article aims to analyze the Old Testament’s idea of life before birth. Firstly, I examine some expressions describing sexual intercourse. Secondly, I study the meaning of the word הרה hārāh “to conceive”. Thirdly, I analyze some crucial texts (ad es. Rdz 25, 21– 24; Wj 21, 22–25; Hi 10; Ps 139). At the end, I offer a brief synthesis of the Old Testament’s idea about life between conception and birth.

  • Issue Year: 17/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 17-34
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish