[b-hebrew] Yom in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts

Clinton Branscombe cbran at nbnet.nb.ca
Thu Oct 27 12:33:32 EDT 2005


The claim that a number plus day (yom) always means 24 hours seems to be 
assumed to be true because no one provided a counter example.  What 
about "third day" in Hosea 6:2?  I understand the larger phrase to mean 
"a short time" not 72 hours. 

If correct, this is at least one counter example to the assertion of  
"numeral + yom=24 hours."

Clinton Branscombe



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