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This is one of those parsha sheet trivia questions: There are six couples in Tanach where the names of the spouses start with the same letter. Who are they?

I've got five of them, but I can't think of the sixth. Any help?

  1. אחאב & איזבל
  2. אחשורוש & אסתר
  3. עשו & עדה (Genesis 36:10)
  4. אהרון & אלישבע (Exodus 6:23)
  5. נח & נעמה (According to Midrash, quoted by Rashi on Genesis 4:22)
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Despite being a riddle question, I honestly don't know the answer. – Shmuel Nov 29 '11 at 7:15
Gotta be Sh'lomo.... – msh210 Nov 29 '11 at 9:13
@shmuel nope not a riddle. – yydl Nov 29 '11 at 18:20
There are probably more than six. – Shmuel Nov 29 '11 at 19:19
up vote 21 down vote accepted

עתניאל בן קנז ועכסה בת כלב — see Judges 1:13

EDIT: I found some more:

יואש מלך יהודה ויהועדן - See Kings II 14:2

אחז מלך יהודה ואבי בת-זכריה - See Kings II 18:2

חזקיהו מלך יהודה וחפצי-בה - See Kings II 21:1

מנשה מלך יהודה ומשלמת בת חרוץ - See Kings II 21:19

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+1. That probably was indeed the sixth one that the author of the parsha sheet meant - it's a lot more well-known than any of mine. – Alex Nov 29 '11 at 18:19
Nice! I hadn't even thought of checking among the mothers of the kings of Yehudah. – Alex Feb 12 '12 at 14:57
@Alex I'm still not satisfied because Noach and Naamah is a midrash. I expect the question wanted ones based in the psukim that people would know. There has to be another one... – Double AA Feb 12 '12 at 16:23

There are the following others:

אביהיל and אבישור (I Chron. 2:29)

מעכה and מכיר (ibid. 7:16)

שלחו אותם and שחרים (ibid. 8:8, according to Radak, Metzudos and Malbim)

יהושבעת and יהוידע (II Chron. 22:11)

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How did you do that??? – HodofHod Nov 29 '11 at 7:42
@Hod: searched Tanach for אשת. (Which means that there might be others I've missed, too: that wouldn't have found Aharon and Elisheva, for example.) – Alex Nov 29 '11 at 7:52

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