Is there a female name beginning with the letter Samech in the Torah not the rest of Nach?

  • 3
    What an oddly specific question. Can you give some context to why you’d like to know this? – DonielF Aug 18 '19 at 1:43
  • 1
    ^^Ditto. Anyhow, ‘Serach bat Asher’ is commonly spelled in Chazal with a samech, though not so in the Torah, AFAIK. – Oliver Aug 18 '19 at 2:16
  • @Oliver Correct; Serach’s name is often spelled in Chazal with a Samech, but in the one place she’s named in Chumash (Bamidbar 26:46) it’s spelled with a Sin. – DonielF Aug 18 '19 at 2:26
  • 1
    Welcome to MiYodeya Sruli and thanks for this first question. Can I recommend you take the tour to get a sense of how the site works? Great to have you learn with us! – mbloch Aug 18 '19 at 3:38
  • @DonielF Bereishit 46:17 – Joel K Aug 18 '19 at 4:23

There are none, according to the full list on WIKI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_women_in_the_Bible#S

  • 1
    This doesn't look like such a complete list. I don't claim to know the names of all women in the Old and New Testaments, but at the very least, it's noticably missing Serach Bas Asher, mentioned in the comments of this question. – Salmononius2 Aug 18 '19 at 12:32
  • @Salmononius2 Isn't it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheerah? Because it's spelled with ש it appears as SHerah. – Al Berko Aug 18 '19 at 12:44
  • Not as far as I can see. Serach Bas Asher is mentioned (at least) twice in the Chumash (again, see the comments to the question). The Sheerah mentioned on this list is referring to someone mentioned in Divrei Hayamim (plus the list says she's a descendant of Ephraim, Serach is, at least per the simple reading, Bas Asher). – Salmononius2 Aug 18 '19 at 12:58
  • 1
    (For the record, not the downvoter, just pointing out my thoughts) – Salmononius2 Aug 18 '19 at 12:59

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .