[b-hebrew] Yom in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts

Read, James C K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Thu Oct 27 14:22:46 EDT 2005


Yes! Very astutely observed. But seven what....?

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From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org on behalf of Harold R. Holmyard III
Sent: Thu 10/27/2005 6:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Yom in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts
 
Dear James,

>Yeah, sorry. I was referring to the explicit numbers of
>weeks as opposed to days. But the point is still the same.

It's not the same point at all. The word "week" is based on the 
number "seven." The Hebrew word is a form of the number "seven." 
It's not surprising that it can designate a seven of days or years. 
But YWM is not a numerical word. It is not based on the number one. 
It means day.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard

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