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

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
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 sil.org 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.
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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.

GfSomsel



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