[b-hebrew] Compound Words in Hebrew
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Tue Jun 29 17:45:49 EDT 2004
On Mon 28 Jun 2004 (17:49:20), kwrandolph at email.com wrote:
> There is no evidence that this is a compound noun to refer to a day.
> For one, the word day is missing. Secondly, there are other places
> where nouns listing different objects are placed side by side without
> it being either a genetive case nor having a waw separating the nouns.
> Thus, there is no reason not to say that this refers to 2300 evenings
> and mornings, 1150 of each, or 1150 days.
Such treatment goes against "Forty days and forty nights", an often
encountered phrase in Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy and 1 Kings. This
always means "Forty Periods of 24 Hours"; never 20 days plus 20 nights
(20 of each = 40 in all).
Revd Ben Crick, BA CF ZFC Lu
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