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