timing in 2 Chron 21.19

Trevor & Julie Peterson 06peterson at cua.edu
Thu Sep 5 05:57:30 EDT 2002


Andrew wrote:

> But this just doesn't seem right to me. I'm not sure the infinite
> contruct
> ze't is handled correctly,

What strikes you as incorrect about it?

> and I don't understand the contextual reasons
> for translating yamim as "years" rather than days.

It seems like other examples of this construction (or at least similar) are
handled the same way. This isn't necessarily meant to provide a solution,
but it should make the investigation more comprehensive. Check Gen 41:1 and
Jer 28:3, 11.

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics




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