[b-hebrew] from evening to evening (was Genesis 1:5)

Yigal Levin Yigal-Levin at utc.edu
Fri Jul 25 11:01:43 EDT 2003


Jewish tradition has always understood this to mean that a "day" begins at
sundown and ends the following sundown. This is true for the Sabbath
(Friday at sundown to Saturday after dark) and any other date. Also Lev.
23:32, when referring the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) commands: "It shall
be to you a sabbath of complete rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on
the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening you shall
keep your sabbath."

Yigal 

At 09:28 AM 7/25/2003 -0500, Rob Matlack wrote:
>Maybe God's natural order is chaos to order, dark to light, evening to
morning...
>
>Rob Matlack	     united_by_truth at myrealbox.com
>Stilwell, OK
>"I can only say that I am nothing but a poor sinner, trusting in Christ
alone for
>salvation"--R. E. Lee
>"It is not our task to secure the triumph of truth, but merely to fight on
its
>behalf."--Blaise Pascal
>
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>[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Dave Washburn
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>Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Genesis 1:5
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>
>This seems to raise a somewhat related question.  If "evening and morning"
>means "a complete day," why isn't it "morning and evening"?  Why are the two
>reversed from what we might expect to be the "natural" order?
>
>--
>Dave Washburn
>http://www.nyx.net/~dwashbur
>"God does a lot of things in the Psalms
>that He can't get away with in systematic theology."
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Dr. Yigal Levin
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