[b-hebrew] Genesis 8:22

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Apr 26 10:01:55 EDT 2006

Dear Karl,

>An argument could be made based on Genesis 1:14, 
>when God created the sun, moon and stars, that 
>seasons were mentioned, but the Hebrew does not say 
>seasons (as in summer, fall, winter and spring) 
>rather just times, appointed celebrations, years 
>and other are mentioned. The implication that I 
>draw from that omission is that the seasons didn't 
>exist until after the flood. Before the flood, all 
>time was harvest time, after the flood, there was 
>a particular harvest time, before no winter, after 
>winter cut off vegetative growth, and so forth.

HH: The word  MW(D ("time") clearly can refer to the seasons of nature. 
In Jer 8:7 it refers to the migration season for birds. In Ps 104:19 it 
refers to nature's seasons:

Psa. 104:18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a 
refuge for the coneys.
Psa. 104:19 The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go 
Psa. 104:20 You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of 
the forest prowl.

Harold Holmyard

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