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Bibil Identifier bibil:224544
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Bitenosh's Orgasm (1QapGen 2:9-15)
Author van der Horst, Pieter W.
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 43, Issue: 4-5)
2nd Publication Bitenosh’s Orgasm (1QapGen 2:9-15)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 613-628 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is certain that ancient Greek concepts of embryogenesis influenced Jewish theories about the coming-into-being of a foetus. In that light the enigmatic remark of Bitenosh in 1QapGen 2 about her “pleasure“ in response to Lamech's worried question about who fathered their child (Noah) becomes clear: she refers to her orgasm considered as a sign of her own seminal emission during their begetting of the child.
DOI 10.1163/15700631-12341241
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 1Q - Qumran Cave 1 : 1QapGen - Genesis Apocryphon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Sexuality
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