bereshit (translations) GfSomsel
mc2499 at mclink.it
Mon Mar 18 23:10:23 EST 2002
>> This is turning your back on evidence and opting for
>> the modern English translation as your argument. This
>> unfortunately is no argument. The reason for what you
>> see in modern English translations is clear and I have
>> already explained it. This has nothing to do with
>> the original text as the Vulgate, LXX, Schlach and
>> Italian translations show you.
>I hardly think this is a just accusation. As I understand Peter, he was
>speaking of the Hebrew when he said "if I see convincing evidence that a
>b-noun time phrase in Hebrew can govern more than one finite clause
>coordinated by w-, then . . ." That he would make a comparison with English
GfSomsel (a simple name might be nice!),
Let me invent a criterion: if I see convincing evidence that
a time phrase such as br'$yt can stand at the beginning of a
book without any qualification, then I might consider it
possible in the case of Gen 1:1, otherwise I will consider the
notion simply unsupportable speculation.
It's not difficult to do this sort of thing.
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