Is R)$YT even a "time" word? (Paul)
mc2499 at mclink.it
Sat Mar 30 00:06:52 EST 2002
>Sorry, Ian, but you're wrong again. I have read Rashi. I have looked at
>the JPS. I recognize that both take the position of BR) being infinitive
>construct. Please don't jump to conclusions of other's experiences.
Then why do you say that I'm the only one supporting
>Do you really think that we don't understand your positions? "Where you are
>coming from" is a common English idiom that speaks of one's rationale.
I have asked for a coherent position from you. You
have only given negative positions.
>On the other hand, you have chosen to ignore very clear explanations on my
>part of the literary structure of the first few verses of chapter 1,
What I remember from you was an attempt to divert
br'$yt from its time locative role parallel to
that of both bywm and b`t, by redefining r'$yt out
of the context of the b-. I found it arbitrary
and I didn't understand how you could propose it
on strictly philological grounds.
I remember you accepting that br'$yt was a when
and that v3, was the first creative act.
>are consistent with the literary structures throughout Hebrew prose and do
>not require a complex object, much less a complex clause structure.
How does this relate to the literary structure of the chapter?
>your follow-on post concerning the creation or non-creation of chaos appears
>to ignore a very clear statement on my part that I agree that Genesis does
>not address this.
Why then don't you think of using other literature
which reflects on the subject (either from the time
or before it)? Is it wrong to use a source which is
a close parallel to the part from thwm to the
division of thwm into the two waters above and below?
>Are you really asking for a faith statement from me?
No. I am asking why you understand what you do when such
an understanding seems to make many complications.
>That would have to be the only way that I could answer that post.
All I want is a coherent philological approach to the text.
And you did not answer what you meant here:
>>>I really think we all know well by now
>>>from where you are coming.
What do you mean?
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