[b-hebrew] Daniel 6:27 (time indefinite) II
kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Nov 17 12:14:54 EST 2005
This is where you disagree with not only Rolf, but many
other people on this list.
The root meaning of (WLM is from unknownness, i.e. a
period of time whose length is not known. "Eternity" is a
subset of that understanding.
If you take the New Testament as a continuation of
Tanakh with the same God causing people to write his
expressions using even the exact words God wanted, as
I and others on this list do, then many of the statutes and
laws that are L(WLM are only for a finite period of time.
However, that finite period of time was unknown to the
listeners and the end thereof was kept from them.
As to the question as to how one translates this ...
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <peter at qaya.org>
> On 16/11/2005 15:31, Awohili at aol.com wrote:
> > ... It matters not to me if only one group of people in the
> > entire world translate "olam" as "time indefinite." What should
> > matter to an objective person is whether or not "time
> > indefinite" is an accurate translation for "olam." ...
> Indeed. And the only way to judge this question, and Rolf agrees with me
> here, is to ask whether the core meaning of `olam coincides with the
> core meaning of "time indefinite". In my opinion it does not, because
> `olam means "eternity" whereas "to time indefinite" does not mean that,
> if it means anything it means "for an unknown time".
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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