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

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Fri Sep 1 19:55:04 EDT 2000


Sorry, Liz, but which part of this are you claiming is a correct statement
by Ian? The part "By exactly the same argument, KOL YEMEY XAYYEYKA in Gen
3:17 does not mean 'every day of your life', it means 'the whole of your
life'." was written by me and quoted and rejected by Ian. But you seem to
agree with my statement, whch concerns meaning and not literal (but in this
case misleading) translation. (Though even in English "all the days of my
life" does not mean "every day of my life".) Or have I misunderstood you?

Peter Kirk

----- Original Message -----
From: "Liz Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 11:42 PM
Subject: RE: The 24 hour "evening and mornings" ??? (Peter)


> > So far all you have done is to use an analogy (about hot dogs) to
attempt
> > to support this claim: <<By exactly the same argument, KOL YEMEY
XAYYEYKA
> > in Gen 3:17 does not mean "every day of your life", it means "the whole
of
> > your life".>> You've got no further.
> >
> Ian is correct. If the grammar books discuss this, they
>  are explaining the meaning, not giving a literal translation.
> The meaning is the same, "all the days of your life" means
> "the whole of your life," or "all your life." But this is not a literal
> translation.
> Even the KJV translates kol yemey xayyai as "all the days of my life,"
> in Psalm 23.
> Of course then it botches the psalm's final line.
>
> Liz
>





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