timing in 2 Chron 21.19

Andrew & Debby Kulikovsky hermeneutics at kulikovskyonline.net
Fri Sep 6 12:34:23 EDT 2002


Does anyone have any suggestions why yamim is translated "years" instead of 
"days"? Also, could this verse be understood as saying that in the course 
of time, Jehoram began to get terrible pains which, after two days, caused 
his stomach to explode?

cheers,
Andrew

At 10:55 AM 5/09/2002 +0200, Andrew & Debby Kulikovsky wrote:
>Hi All!
>
>The time phrases in 2 Chron 21:19 are confusing me a bit. The first part 
>of the verse says:
>
>wayehi leyamim miyyamim ukeet ze't haqqez leyamim shenayim yaz'u me'an.
>
>Now, the most translation translate this as:
>"In the course of time, at the end of the second year, his bowels came out...
>
>But this just doesn't seem right to me. I'm not sure the infinite contruct 
>ze't is handled correctly, and I don't understand the contextual reasons 
>for translating yamim as "years" rather than days. Could it be that in the 
>course of time, Jehoram began to get terrible pains which, after two days, 
>caused his stomach to explode?
>
>
>cheers,
>Andrew
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