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I spot two approaches to informing a birth in the Torah:

  1. attributing it to the mother, for example: "... הִנֵּה יָלְדָה מִלְכָּה גַם־הִוא בָּנִים לְנָחוֹר אָחִיךָ׃", “Milcah too has borne children to your brother Nahor":

  2. attributing to the father, for example: "וְאֵלֶּה תּוֹלְדֹת תֶּרַח תֶּרַח הוֹלִיד אֶת־אַבְרָם אֶת־נָחוֹר וְאֶת־הָרָן וְהָרָן הוֹלִיד אֶת־לוֹט׃", "Now this is the line of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot."

Is there a general rule?

Please provide sources.

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  • It says elsewhere that girls to father and boys to mother he.wikisource.org/wiki/…
    – interested
    Nov 14 '20 at 18:31
  • Maybe by terach since it doesnt mention the mother and they were not the same mother they are attibuted to the father.
    – interested
    Nov 14 '20 at 18:33
  • @interested I suspected that each case could be learned in place. I asked if there is a general rule applied.
    – Al Berko
    Nov 14 '20 at 18:33

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