The 24 hour "evening and mornings" ???
anatasia at poi.net
Tue Aug 29 15:14:36 EDT 2000
The day and night has not always been 24 hours. Antropy of the Earth
moon slowing down so the days was shorter "way back when". circadian
rhythms for human are not excactly 24 hours.
"Stephen C. Carlson" wrote:
> At 05:58 AM 8/29/00 +0200, Ian Hutchesson wrote:
> >Going back to the text of Genesis 1, what is there in the particular text
> >which suggests that the writer was dealing with anything other than a 24
> >hour day?
> It appears that use of the term "24 hour day" is in danger of improperly
> importing modernistic conceptions of time into an ancient text. I note
> that, despite the poster's emphasis on the text, there is no mention of
> an "hour" much less twenty four of them in Genesis 1.
> Is there any evidence that the writers of the Hebrew Bible measured
> days in terms of hours, rather than measuring hours in terms of a day
> (i.e. as a fraction). In fact, is there any evidence that they even
> divided the day into 24 hours, rather into watches or the like?
> Stephen Carlson
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