[b-hebrew] Daniel 6:27 (time indefinite) II
kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Nov 17 20:34:42 EST 2005
So from your description here, do you mean that "forever"
and "eternity" actually mean for an unknown length of
time? That's what it sounds like here.
If so, that's an idiosyncratic use of the terms, much like the
NWT's use of "time indefinite" (which I thought was strange).
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <peter at qaya.org>
> 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".
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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