40 days/nights

Mark Markham markhamm at topsurf.com
Fri Sep 24 18:15:13 EDT 1999

What is the understanding of the number 40 as an idiom meaning a long time
in  Biblical Hebrew.  Is this understanding legit?

Should 40 days/nights be taken as lit. or as an idiom or both?

Thanks for you help.

Mark Markham
Heidelberg, Germany

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