​DID ISAAC MARRY A 3 YEAR-OLD REBEKAH?

Here is the Muslim argument:

They say prophet Mohammad married Aisha who was 9 .they never say jews laws allowed marriage with 3 year old .in talmud and other jewish scriptures rape of 3 year old took place.

Isaac married rebekah who was 3 years old .

.The following scriptural facts are used to establish Rebekah’s age at her marriage to Isaac. 

1. Sarah was 90 when Abraham was 100 (Genesis 17:17). 

2. Abraham was 100 when Isaac was born (Genesis 21:5). 

3. Sarah died at aged 127 (Genesis 23:1-2). 

4. Isaac was 40 when he married Rebekah (Genesis 25:20). 

Two further facts are necessary inferences from the above four facts 

5. Sarah was 90 when Isaac was born (conclusion from 1 and 2 above) 

6. Isaac was 37 when his mother Sarah died (because 127-90=37)

7.Abraham informed of Rebekah’s birth (Genesis 22:20-23); and Sarah’s death aged 127 (Genesis 23:1-2) Abraham informed of Rebekah’s birth when Sarah was 127.

8. Since Isaac was 37 at his mother’s death, he was 37 when Rebekah was born.

8. Since Isaac was 40 when he married Rebekah, Rebekah would be 3 when the marriage took place (because 40-37=3)..

What we can gather from this analysis is that, Abraham was 100 yrs old when Isaac was born and sarah was 90, isaac was 37 when his mother died, isaac was 40 when he married rebekah but to say that rebekah is 3 years old when they married is out of context and inconsiderate.

How did they say rebekah was 3 years old?

Bec according to them, when Abraham was informed of rebekah’s birth, sarah was 127 years old. Isaac was 37 at this time. So when isaac was 40 he married her so she was 3 then at the marriage time.

Here is their source:

Gn 22:19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

Gn 22:20 . And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;

Gn 22:21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

Gn 22:22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

Gn 22:23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.

Gn 23:1 . And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.

Gn 23:2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

I disagree with the muslim argument.

Why?

If we follow their argument that sarah was 127 years old when rebekah was born,

.”And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old”

She was also then 127 years old when these others were born, is not it?

And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;

Gn 22:21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

Gn 22:22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

Gn 22:23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.”

Gn 23:1 . And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old:

Sarah logically, would be 127 years old when the others were born such as huz, buz, kemuel, chesed, hazo, pildash, jidlaph and bethuel.

So when isaac was 40, all of these were 3 years old, rebekah’s uncles and father were 3 years old too.

Is that so?

That seems quite impossible. If we are to understand the passages, it only means like this: Sarah was 127 when Abraham was informed of their birth, the birth of rebekah, her father and her uncles, but it doesn’t mean that when sarah was 127 was the day they were born. 

ACTUALLY WHEN IT WAS INFORMED THAT THEY WERE BORN, IT WAS IN THE PAST TENSE (IN HEBREW) WHEN THEY WERE BORN.

So we do not actually know when they were born.

What if it was earlier than sarah`s 127th year?

It did not actually say that when sarah was 127 was the day they were born bec if that is the case then father and daughter was both 3 years old.

So did isaac marry a 3-year old?

Absolutely not.

Is this a 3-year old?

Gn 24:16 And the damsel [was] very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

Gn 24:17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

Gn 24:18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

Gn 24:19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw [water] for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

Gn 24:20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw [water], and drew for all his camels.

But they say, if rebekah was not very young, how come she has a nursing servant?

 

Gn 24:59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men.

 

Does it suggests rebekah was a 3 year-old to need a nurse? How come, she fetch water from a well by herself and gave water for the camels?

Harmonizing the verses, suggests that rebekah was not young or very young, but a lady, having a maid by her side.

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