[b-hebrew] Re: Compound Words in Hebrew
rosangelalira at terra.com.br
Fri Jul 2 07:05:09 EDT 2004
All sanctuary procedures were spoken of as "morning-evening". The sole exception, which you pointed out, was the lighting of the lampstands, which were lit on a sunset to sunrise ("evening-morning") basis. Doing so would ensure that the oil would last throughout the dark hours. However, the continual burnt offering is never spoken of as "evening-morning", but as "morning-evening" (see Exodus 29:39; Leviticus 6:12-13; Num 28:4; 2 Kgs 16:15; 1 Chron 16:40; 23:30; 2 Chron 2:4; 13:11; 31:3; Ezra 3:3).
As to the Septuagint and the Theodotion translations, of course the word "days" was supplied. My point was that the translators evidently interpreted the phrase as meaning "days", not "sacrifices".
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