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Name 2 figures in the Torah that their mother is their sister, their aunts and uncles are dead, and their father is their grandfather.

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we need more riddles on mi.yodea! –  Jeremy May 10 '10 at 15:43
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Papa Smurf's answer is close; I think it's Lot's daughters' sons - Moav (ancestor of the Moabites) and Ben-Ammi (ancestor of the Ammonites).

  • Their mothers are their sisters - because their father is Lot, the father of their respective mothers.

  • Their aunts and uncles are dead - because all of them were destroyed with the rest of the inhabitants of Sodom.

  • Their father is their grandfather - as above: he's their father as well as their (maternal) grandfather.

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Yep. Looks like you got it –  yydl May 10 '10 at 1:50
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But of course not all their aunts and uncles are dead. I mean, they are now, but not when they were living: each had one living aunt(-cum-half-sister). –  msh210 Apr 7 '11 at 7:21
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Oh, and another living aunt: Sara. (She was a sister of Lot, according to M'gila 14:1.) And hence a living uncle (by marriage), Avraham. –  msh210 Apr 7 '11 at 15:50
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Lots 2 daughters

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Really? Can you explain how each part of the riddle applies to them? –  yydl May 9 '10 at 23:19
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So close, papa. –  Tzvi May 10 '10 at 2:08
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