[b-hebrew] Genesis 1:2 - And the earth was without form, and void

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sat Apr 15 14:17:27 EDT 2006


If you can find an example of "day" in the context 
of a number describing the "day" where the context 
indicates that it refers to something other than 
the equivalent of a 24 hour day, then you can say 
that Biblical Hebrew practice was different than 
modern English. I know of no such examples. I also 
believe that the English practice was influenced by 
Biblical Hebrew through early translations.

The observation is that every time a number is 
used to describe day(s) that "day" refers to the 
equivalent of 24 hours or a part thereof.

My evidence is Tanakh.

Karl W. Randolph.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Kirk" <peter at qaya.org>
> On 15/04/2006 16:08, Karl Randolph wrote:
> > ... But with a number, a 24 hour day.
> >
> >
> What is your evidence for this? It may be true in English, but that 
> does not imply that it is true of Hebrew.
> -- Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/

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