Is R)$YT even a "time" word?

Polycarp66 at Polycarp66 at
Tue Mar 26 10:07:25 EST 2002

In a message dated 3/26/2002 2:39:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
Peter_Kirk at writes:

>The LXX translators clearly understood BERESHIT as EN ARCHi, "in the
>beginning", in an absolute sense. It is possible that the aorist has an
>inceptive sense here, so "In the beginning God began to create the
>heavens and the earth". I have no quarrel with that understanding of the
>Greek, though I doubt if the Hebrew can mean that. But the Greek does
>not mean "In the beginning of God's creating...", the sentence structure
>is quite different and EN ARCHi is absolute and unqualified.

Yes, but the LXX is not the final arbiter of what the author intended.  The 
LXX has been found in error (or clueless) in more than one case.


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