[b-hebrew] Daniel 6:27 (time indefinite) II
peter at qaya.org
Thu Nov 17 18:25:11 EST 2005
On 17/11/2005 23:16, Read, James C wrote:
> But Peter, you cannot claim that a person's perspective of 'until I die'
> equates to 'forever'. We all well know that life is short but we just
> don't know how short.
Let me clarify. The "until I die" case was of a slave who remained
enslaved "for ever", which of course in practice means until he or she
dies. The point of `olam here is that there is no prospect of the slave
experiencing an end to slavery or going free, for as far as they are
concerned the slavery is for ever. That is what I meant by the
subjective aspect of "for ever".
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