In the Day you eat thereof... (Gen 2:4 and 17) - When!

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Thu Aug 24 07:02:49 EDT 2000


It does get rather boring when people bring up again last week's discussion.
Here is part of another posting by Lee Martin on 14th August:

Dear Christian,
Yes. Thank you for pointing that out.  But in BH, doesn't KA'ASHER mean "as
soon as"?  I suppose that a study of the two words might reveal their
individual denotations and connotations.
Lee R. Martin

Have you done such a study and come to the conclusion that BEYOM "sums up
state and signals a change", and that KA'ASHER means "when" and not "as soon
as"? If so, I would be glad to see your evidence. Or are you making an
unsupported assertion?

As for MATAY, it seems to mean "when" as a question word rather than as a
conjunction. Also, apart from the form `AD-MATAY it is quite rare and almost
entirely poetic.

Peter Kirk

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Blaz" <ffdog at earthlink.net>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 6:31 AM
Subject: RE: In the Day you eat thereof... (Gen 2:4 and 17) - When!


> Well, not quite.  After all, there are a number of Hebrew words that
> translate to "when" so when "byom" is used; so we have to ask wherefore is
> this "when" different from other "whens?"
>
> There is ka'asher and matai and other words that translate to "when."  I
> will stick with my previous explanation.  This "when" (if you insist) or
> "byom" is used when it sums up state and signals a change.
>
> Jerry Blaz
>
> At 09:21 AM 8/23/00 -0500, you wrote:
> ><Lee>
> >The word BEYOM simply means "when."
> >
> ><Bill>
> >Aaah, now that is satisfying! I was not subscribed on Aug 14th, so I
missed
> >it. That makes perfect sense and to my mind "cracks the case". Thank you.
> >
> >Bill Ross
> >
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