[b-hebrew] Yom in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Thu Oct 27 00:13:56 EDT 2005


Before anyone jumps at me, I meant "yehi or".

Yigal

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:03 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Yom in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts


> Shoshanna,
>
> Are you saying that G-d's holiness-light did not exist before He said
> "vayehi or"?
>
> The Oral Torah, as passed down by Haza"l (tell me if you have another
> source) reflects an allegorical understanding of the Creation story - they
> knew quite well that "yom" here cannot mean a 24-hour day.
>
>
> Yigal
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
> To: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>; "b-hebrew"
> <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 1:57 AM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Yom in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts
>
>
>> Not to mention, that there is another prominent meaning to light -
>> ie; G-d's light, holiness, that which nourishes the world, etc., in
>> the spiritual sense.  But, as I have said many times, you have to
>> accompany your learning the written Torah with learning the Oral
>> Torah to understand Torah.
>>
>> Shoshanna
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Light and the Sun/stars are two completely different entities.
>> Why should it pose a problem that they were created at different
>> times?
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