bereshit (translations) Paul

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Thu Mar 21 09:25:03 EST 2002


Ian, what is the relevance of "six day creation" here? I don't think
anyone on this thread has promoted this teaching. I certainly have not.

It is certainly not generally true that "all b-nouns are qualified".

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Hutchesson [mailto:mc2499 at mclink.it]
> Sent: 21 March 2002 16:04
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: bereshit (translations) Paul
> 
> >It seems to me that Ian has a strong presupposition against his #4,
such
> 
> Presupposition?
> 
> >that when his first alternative to it was proved baseless
> 
> Baseless?
> 
> >he retreated
> >to another, then another, then back to all three claiming to accept
all
> >of them except for #3. But I don't understand his problem with #4.
> 
> 1) br'$yt is unqualified; all b-nouns are qualified;
> 2) six day creation;
> 3) comparison with the Babylonian creation account:
>    after the creator (Marduk/Yahweh) vanquishes the sea (Tiamat/tehom)
>    with his wind, the creation begins; this includes the cutting in
>    two of the sea to form the waters above and the waters below.
> 
> I see no reason for choosing #4.
> 
> 
> Ian
> 
> 
> 
> 
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