brain sizes: Einstein's and women's
holzman at panix.com
Sat Aug 31 10:41:44 EST 2002
In article <kbq0nu0da04e1uo2232sc6ak9tfi3sip4d at 4ax.com>,
Bob LeChevalier <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote:
>No. I said "tribal membership". Not the same thing as biological
>race. If a Benjaminite married an Ephraimite, then their offspring
>would be considered one of the two tribes, not both. There was no
>rule even in Deuteronomy, about the tribes of Israel mixing together.
>Hence tribal membership was not the same as race.
To be specific, if a Benjaminite married an Ephramite, their children
would be Benjaminites. While Judiasm is traced matriliniearly, tribal
membership was traced paternally -- which is why Mordechai's ancestery
was traced back the way it was. It wasn't a random "one great
grandparent out of 8" that was a Benjaminite, but his father's
father's father. Finally, it wouldn't have mattered that "one great
grandparent out of 8" was a Benjaminite if Mordechai wasn't a Jew.
>>You keep "forgetting" that they put away all the foreign wives and their
>>bastard children. Why do you keep "forgetting" this?
>But they did not put away the Jews. So the Jews were not foreign nor
It should be noted that a "bastard" does not mean someone who is the
offspring of a Jew and a Gentile. A "bastard" means the same thing
here as it does anywhere else: Someone whose parents were not
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