The 24 hour "evening and mornings" ??? (Stephen)

Stephen C. Carlson scarlson at mindspring.com
Wed Aug 30 21:08:26 EDT 2000


At 05:14 PM 8/30/00 +0200, Ian Hutchesson wrote:
>I
>in no way claim that the Hebrews worked on a notion of 24 hours: it is for
>modern readers' convenience.

I'm all in favor of convenience -- unless that convenience is an excuse
to engage in sloppy thinking.  If you are unwilling to claim that the
Hebrews worked on a notion of 24 hours, why smuggle that meaning into
the text under the guise of "convenience"?

...
>Could you supply some other way for us "moderns" to understand the period
>of time which the writer indicates passes between one morning and the next
>(the standard supplied in Gen1)?

It is a "day."

Stephen Carlson
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