[b-hebrew] Yom in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Oct 26 10:46:21 EDT 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Kirk" <peter at qaya.org>
To: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
Cc: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Yom in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts


> On 26/10/2005 13:47, Yigal Levin wrote:
>
>>Hi Peter,
>>
>>This might be getting out of bounds for this list, but that was my point 
>>exactly. Understanding the word "day" in the Creation story in any literal 
>>sense does not work. Once you have to invent "clouds that hid the sun", 
>>you're already adding elements that are not in the text. This is good 
>>midrash, but certainly not a literal understanding of the text.
>>
>>
> True, but understanding the word "day" in a non-literal sense also does 
> not work - and is arguably already "adding elements that are not in the 
> text" and "midrash, but certainly not a literal understanding of the 
> text". There is no easy answer.
>
> -- 
Precisely, which is why I prefer to understand the whole thing 
allegorically.

Yigal 




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