[b-hebrew] Genesis 1:5

CS Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 24 15:07:27 EDT 2003

On 7/24/03 11:16 AM, "waldo slusher" <waldoslusher at yahoo.com> wrote:

> A recent article I read indicates that the phrase at
> the end of this verse, "day one", by virtue of the
> fact that "one" lacks the definite article, makes it a
> Cardinal number.

Bruce Waltke & M. O'Connor page 274:

"The indefinite noun plus )xd has a definite sense in the opening chapter of
Genesis: ywm )xd 'the first day' (Gen. 1:5); this pattern is found nowhere
else-- even the rest of the account uses indefinite nouns with ordinal
numbers (Gen 1:8,13, etc.)."

Clay Bartholomew 

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