[b-hebrew] Compound Words in Hebrew

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Wed Jun 30 16:01:31 EDT 2004


Read the passages again, it is “40 day and 40 night”, not “40 day night” so we are dealing with a different context.

Another contextual clue is that Daniel speaks of the daily sacrafice, verses 11–12, of which there were two given each day, one in the morning and the second in the evening. Therefore, I read verse 14 as referring to 2300 evening and morning sacrafices missed, or 1150 days.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: ben.crick at argonet.co.uk (Ben Crick)

> 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).
>  Shalom
>  Ben
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